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People Are Already Calling This 'The Most Bizarre Sports Photo You'll Ever See'

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People Are Already Calling This 'The Most Bizarre Sports Photo You'll Ever See'

One single photograph has left sports fans across the globe scratching their heads.

And for good reason too.

St. Bonaventure University had just booked a spot in the NCAA Tournament thanks to a last-gasp victory against VCU in the Atlantic 10 title game.

It's just the eighth time in St. Bonaventure's history that they've managed to seal a position in the prestigious tournament.

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So, as you could probably imagine, spirits inside the University of Dayton Arena were sky high.

That was until everyone, including the players themselves, quickly realised that a security guard had a student videographer in a chokehold.

The young man, who remains anonymous, was trying to video the St. Bonaventure University players in the moments after clinching their historic victory.

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But as he made his way onto the court, he was manhandled by the security guard who was blocking him from getting too close.

The videographer eventually broke free but was instantly put in a rear naked choke by the fuming security guard who dragged him off the court.

The incident was caught on camera and quickly flooded social media.

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But while the clip itself doesn't bode well for the security guard, perhaps the most damning evidence was a picture taken by another student.

Photographer Griffin Quinn, who attends the University of Dayton, managed to capture the incident with his camera as it unfolded.

He took to social media to post the shocking picture and it instantly went viral.

"I don't know the name of the videographer shown, but he evidently works with SBU and had been on the court during parts of the game, but I do not know for certain what his credentials granted him or what his limitations were," Quinn said.

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"Other media personnel had assigned seats in the stands. When the final buzzer rang, the videographer was shooting SBU's celebration near the basket when the shown security guard tried pulling him away. The videographer continued to try to film.

"The security guard must've thought he had rushed onto the court after the buzzer rang, which was prohibited for media members who had assigned seating in the stands. This videographer, though, had been on the court earlier.

"He was let back onto the court after SBU staff and team members spoke with security, explaining his role with the team."

When Quinn's flicks flooded social media, people were quick to condemn the security guard for his actions.

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But it was sports broadcaster and reporter Jeff Eisenband who perhaps summed up the series of pictures best.

He tweeted: "One of the most bizarre sports photos you will ever see."

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@JeffEisenband

Topics: Basketball, Basketball News, Australia

Max Sherry
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