During the second half of Thursday night’s Arizona-Arizona State basketball game in Tempe, ASU’s Remy Martin stepped up to the free throw line. But before Martin could shoot, he was interrupted by the referee, who was busy ejecting an Arizona male cheerleader.

It’s wasn’t clear at first why the cheerleader was tossed, but ESPN sideline reporter Molly McGrath said he “was hecking and saying some inappropriate things.”

“I was just standing right here. An Arizona cheerleader was heckling and saying some inappropriate things, so the official made him leave. He has been escorted out of the building.”

And some Twitter reaction to the rare cheerleader ejection:


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David is a writer for The Comeback. He enjoyed two Men's Basketball Final Four trips for Syracuse before graduating in 2016. If The Office or Game of Thrones is on TV, David will be watching.