Timberwolves game interrupted when protester gets tackled by security guard.
It happened again. Another animal rights protester stormed the court of a Minnesota Timberwolves game. This time they didn’t get very far. Their tactics have become so predictable that a security guard was able to absolutely light up their latest activist mid-stride.
Truly impressive work by the security guard there. He diagnosed the run and exploded through the gap to execute a perfect takedown.
I know he works in Minnesota for the Timberwolves, but something tells me he’s watched a lot of Brian Dawkins highlights.
Apparently, the big plan this time was for the protester to blow a whistle and “eject” outgoing Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor. The Liberty Line has previously covered this group’s issues with Taylor and how he treats chickens following their earlier stunts.
The group, Direct Action Everywhere deserves some credit for managing to steal headlines during the playoffs so effectively. Think about it, the big headlines following Saturday’s games are The Nets going down 0-3 while Ben Simmons sat there dressed like a clown and this protester getting taken down by that security guard.
The thing I’m holding against them is coming up with some of the dumbest stunts ever. This latest one shows they’re quickly running out of ideas. It was way too theatrical. There were costume changes, an accomplice with a large camcorder and even props.
Whatever happened to tossing a bucket of red paint on someone?
Of course, this has begun to irritate the players more than anyone else. Glen Taylor is a million years old and worth a billion dollars. You don’t make a billion dollars without ending up on tons of enemies lists. He’s probably got entire bloodlines that have sworn vengeance on him. Do you really think a lady running onto a court to blow a whistle at him will hurt his feelings?
Never mind the fact that their whole stated goal is to get him to sell the Timberwolves. He’s already selling the team.
After the game, Anthony Edwards expressed his desire for the protesters to disrupt games somewhere else for a change.
Meanwhile, Direct Action Everywhere is doing a victory lap trying to get #RefGirl trending.
There is no word on how many chickens have been saved so far, but I’m going to guess not a ton.
Mandatory Credit: Direct Action Everywhere Twitter