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Miami Heat Fan Punches Phoenix Suns Gorilla Mascot

A gorilla walks into a bar...

Actually, it was a Dave & Buster's in Arizona. And technically, it wasn't a real gorilla. But the Phoenix Suns' back-up mascot did leave the arcade with a bloody nose after Miami Heat fan Timothy Austin decked him the face.

According to the Arizona Republic, Robert Woolf, "who is not the same Suns Gorilla who performs at games," was high-fiving Suns fans at the Tempe joint when he met the lone Heat fan in the building.

Austin, a true ride-or-die Heat loyalist, refused to give Woolf any props. Angered by this, the gorilla "playfully" kicked Austin and subsequently triggered the world's greatest reaction: Austin punched Woolf square in the face.

Police were called to the scene shortly afterward and spoke with both men.

"After explaining that both subjects could be charged with assault and arrested, they both agreed not to press charges," according to the police report.

And haters say Heat supporters are a bunch of bandwagon fans. Tsk, tsk, America.

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