A video of an Indiana Pacers fan expressing genuine shock at all the "Canadian Indian Muslim" Raptors fans in the stands is spreading online:
In response, one fan posted a photo of a group of Raptors fans taken in Indiana and said, "We took over their house!!!"
But some fans who said they attended a playoff game in Indiana praised Pacers fans for being welcoming. One commenter, Sujith Sutha, called them "gracious hosts to a group of brown guys."
The video also kicked off a Reddit thread, where one user claiming to be from Indiana said the fan was probably genuinely surprised by the diversity of Raptors fans.
Many on Reddit and the Raptors fan page said that the fans in question were most likely Sikh, rather than Muslim. For example, "SuperFan" Nav Bhatia never misses a game and has helped make the team popular within Toronto's South Asian community.