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Tatishe Nteta Comments on Recent Unruly NBA Fan Behavior

Tatishe Nteta, Associate Professor of Political Science at UMass Amherst and Director of UMass Poll, is quoted in The Atlantic and interviewed on Canadian national television network news about unruly fan behavior at NBA games since spectators have been allowed back into arenas. “I think some of this is reflective of the pandemic, and people for the first time being in public places—the crowds, the conformity, the emotions, and alcohol mixed in,” Nteta says. “I also think it’s a reflection of widespread lack of civility and respect that pervades our society.” (The Atlantic, 6/2/21; CTV News, 6/4/21)

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