Phoenix Suns Gorilla Punched in Face by Miami Heat Fan at Dave and Buster’s


The Phoenix Suns will be sitting at home this postseason, but the team's mascot had some bigger fish to fry this past week.

The famous Phoenix Suns gorilla was involved in an altercation at Dave and Buster's in Tempe, Ariz., on Tuesday, resulting in the mascot receiving a bloody nose, according to the Arizona Republic.

The incident, which occurred at around 6:30 p.m., involved the mascot trying to high-five a fan. The fan, identified as Timothy Austin, was apparently a Miami Heat fan, though, and therefore refused to slap hands with the gorilla.

That's when things got ugly.

The mascot, acting in a way he described as "playful," reportedly kicked Austin, which the Heat fan didn't take too kindly to. Austin responded by punching the gorilla in the face, bloodying his nose and drawing the attention of police officers.

Both parties eventually agreed not to press charges, but the damage was done.

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