Kings Fan Kicks Up Outrage with ‘Build The Wall’ Jersey


A Sacramento Kings fan kicked up controversy at the game yesterday by wearing a sports jersey with “Build The Wall” on the back instead of a player name.

Daniel Goldsmith, of South Lake Tahoe, says that his jersey and one his friend wore that had Donald Trump’s name on it, was just a joke. But some fans were outraged by the jerseys, according to the Sacramento Bee.

The photo of the two men sitting in the stands was taken as the fans watched the Kings take on the Miami Heat at Golden 1 Center on Tuesday.

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Goldsmith says that no one at the game had any problems with the jerseys. But once the photo spread online, the whole thing blew up.

“At the venue nobody really said anything except smiles and laughs, they thought it was funny,” Goldsmith said. “Nobody really had any opinions until the next day when I saw my phone and it was blowing up on Twitter.”

Goldsmith added that it was all supposed to be in good fun.

But, the Twitter machine geared up anyway…

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