Raptors fan faces charges over vulgar comment
TORONTO — A Raptors fan accused of making a vulgar comment about the wife of NBA star Stephen Curry on live television has now been charged.
Police say 28-year-old Tristan Warkentin of Toronto turned himself in Thursday morning and faces a charge of mischief by interfering with the lawful operation of property.
Warkentin is accused of uttering what police call “profane phrases” in an interview with a TV reporter following Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors on Sunday night.
Officers began their investigation on Monday, after a man being interviewed outside Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena referenced Ayesha Curry and shouted a sexual slur.
Curry, who grew up in Markham, Ont., is an actress, celebrity cook, cookbook author and television personality.
Her husband, Warriors guard Stephen Curry, had 23 points in Sunday’s win over the Raptors, followed by 47 in a Game 3 loss Wednesday night that saw Toronto take a 2-1 series lead.