Was There Really a Racial Slur Directed at Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart? [VIDEO]
On Saturday afternoon, Oklahoma State Cowboys guard Marcus Smart made national headlines when he pushed a fan in the stands after allegedly hearing a racial slur and the comment ‘go back to Africa’ directed his way. A new video has surfaced that may dispel Smart’s claims.
The sophomore Marcus Smart was in a world of controversy after Oklahoma State’s 65-61 loss to Texas Tech in Lubbock.
The controversy had nothing to do with the game, but an incident with only 6.2 seconds left in the contest and his team trailing 63-61.
The native of Flower Mound, Texas pushed Texas Tech Red Raiders fan John Orr after a Texas Tech possession. Smart fell into the stands, and then pushed a fan. Much to the surprise of everyone, Smart was not ejected from the game. He was only given a technical foul.
After the final buzzer, many were left scratching their heads on why Smart would do such a thing.
The Cowboys’ radio analyst John Holcomb says on Twitter that he heard Orr call Smart the “n-word”:
Radio analyst John Holcomb confirms what he said on air: He heard Marcus Smart say the fan called him the n-word.
— Kelly Hines (@KellyHinesTW) February 9, 2014
Other rumors surfaced on the internet of Orr telling Smart to “go back to Africa:”
Orr reportedly sent this text message to one of his friends regarding the incident:
Text convo from my Tech friend w/Orr- Orr is Tech’s biggest fan-everyone knows him, he goes to every game pic.twitter.com/1ZlN6gAdz3
— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) February 9, 2014
Immediately after the Smith was very apologetic about the incident.
As the dust appears to settle after the incident, Smart was handed a three game suspension from the Big 12, and Jeff Orr has volunteered to not attend anymore home games this season.
Ironically, when Smart is eligible to return from his three game suspension, it will be against Texas Tech on February 22 at home.