This year’s Eastern Conference Finals match-up between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics proved to be extremely competitive.
At various points, each team looked significantly better than the other.
One of things that this particular series will inevitably be remembered for is how randomly tense it got, despite there not being a ton of ill-will between the franchises involved. When you consider the dirty plays and family members getting involved, it has just been one thing after another.
On Sunday, a new chapter in this fledgling rivalry was written when a provocative gesture by one Heat fan drew the ire of Celtics fans. The photo is worth a thousand words:
This is how Miami Heat fans celebrated last night in Boston after winning game 6. The utter DISRESPECT to the legend Red Auerbach is disgusting. The Celtics need to take care of business Game 7 so we can get a proper picture out there…smoking a victory cigar with Red ☘️ pic.twitter.com/wgJm0bqD0q
— Babz (@BabzOnTheMic) May 29, 2022
Because social media is social media, reactions to the act and its documentation came in immediately:
I’m also upset at this news as a heat fan I’ll need her @ so we can set her straight! Disappointed by my own side
— ҜI̶几𝔾O҈s̺͆h҈i҈ (@xxKingOshixx) May 29, 2022
You finally get some hott chicks in that city and you complain?!
— Dean (@DeanJames1969) May 29, 2022
I watched this Celtics fan buy scratch-offs for over 20 straight minutes at a gas station right after we beat you. Y’all were in shambles. We go up big early in the first and you will fold idc how much Scott Foster is in your pocket, we have this pic.twitter.com/d3dxNLaxRV
— Chambers (Zach) (@zach_fins99fan) May 29, 2022
This is the real disrespect..
— oh yeah? (@CookieMonstah53) May 29, 2022
Celtics fan here. This is hilarious actually. https://t.co/nCiGq3ZzkU
— Dana Jay Bein (DJB) (@danajaybein) May 29, 2022
That statue having the best day of his life https://t.co/PKq2NJBZnI
— jose (@LongLostTJ_) May 29, 2022
What a week for loyal sports fans. Between the guy who grabbed a handful of his girl in full view of ESPN’s cameras and the hero who went viral at the SEC tournament – it has been one shining moment after another.
This is just par for the course.
Now that’s how you do a beach day. https://t.co/RmtAQImLFs
— Game 7 (@game7__) May 29, 2022
What legendary fan will step forward and try to one-up this random Heat girl?
Time will tell.