As it turns out, not all Canadian Raptors fans are jerks.
Despite the scene of fans actively cheering on and waving goodbye to Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant when he suffered an Achilles injury and was forced to limp off in the second quarter of Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto on Monday, it would seem some kindness remains in at least one Canadian’s heart for the ailing superstar.
An anonymous fan reportedly sent flowers and a card with a get-well message for Durant to the Warriors offices, apologizing “on behalf of Canada.”
The message on the card reads as follows:
“Dear KD and Warriors! I can’t even believe those dumbass Raptors fans cheered when they saw you were injured. I was watching the game and felt horrible, it was a total disgrace. I hereby apologize on behalf of Canada. Prayers for recovery.”
This is but one act of benevolence from a Raptors fan in the aftermath of the distasteful Durant incident with fans.
On Tuesday, another anonymous fan setup a GoFundeMe page to try to raise funds for Durant’s charity foundation “on behalf of the level-headed and true fans of Raptor Nation.”
“We’re sorry that some fans of Raptor Nation at the Scotiabank arena, Jurassic Park, and in some bars/restaurants showing the game, displayed an ugly side of fandom when they cheered on the injury of Kevin Durant,” the fund’s page reads. “This isn’t cool. This isn’t right. This isn’t what I expect from fellow Canadians.”
The page has a goal of $25,000 but had raised nearly $29,500 as of Thursday afternoon.