Raptors Fans Make Up For Injury Celebration, Raise Money For Kevin Durant’s Foundation

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Raptors Fans Make Up For Injury Celebration, Raise Money For Kevin Durant’s Foundation

 

Over these past few days, the narrative concerning Toronto Raptors fans has changed dramatically.

Over the course of the entire playoffs and Finals, the fans received nothing but love for their incredible loyalty and support. Ever since they cheered after Kevin Durant’s horrific injury, they’ve become the villain.

But things are about to change again and Raptors fans are making up for their injury celebration.

One Raptors fan launched a Go Fund Me campaign this week to raise money for the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation as a way of apologizing.

Via Go Fund Me:

 

“On behalf of the level-headed and true fans of Raptor Nation – from Toronto to Vancouver to Iqaluit to St. John’s, and any fans living outside Canada:  we wanted to say “sorry”.

We’re sorry that some fans of Raptor Nation at the Scotiabank arena, Jurassic Park, and in some bars/restaurants showing the game, displayed an ugly side of fandom when they cheered on the injury of Kevin Durant.

This isn’t cool. This isn’t right. This isn’t what I expect from fellow Canadians.

Join me in sending our well-wishes to KD as he recovers. He’s put his blood, sweat and tears in this beautiful sport. Let’s give back to something he’s passionate  about – helping to enrich the lives of at-risk youth from low-income backgrounds through educational, athletic and social programs through the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation.”

 

As of 7:30 am EST, fans had collectively $25,000 in just one day! This is what we love to see!

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