Twitter was abuzz Monday evening after Syracuse forward C.J. Fair wound up with a bloodied face after he slam-dunked against Minnesota defense at the Maui Invitational with four minutes and 28 seconds left in the first half. No foul was called in the play, which put Syracuse in the lead and left Fair with an injured face.
The player jumped outside of the restricted zone and had what USA Today called one of the “finest dunks of the season” at the Maui International. Fair’s left hand made it on top of the Gophers’ Andre Hollins for the dunk, but when he came down Fair’s cheek was wounded in the process. Fair was able to continue the game and returned to the court before the end of the first half.
NBA Draft Writer Jonathan Wasserman took to Twitter after the accident, where he shared a photo of Fair after the altercation and the following tweet:
Blood, no foul. This was a result of an arm to the face during a dunk attempt. No call. CJ Fair threw it down anyway pic.twitter.com/BAs7Akk5Ip
— Jonathan Wasserman (@NBADraftWass) November 25, 2013
The rest of Twitter had plenty to say about the forward’s injury. Check out their comments below, along with a video of a dunk, which put Syracuse in the lead 33-27. Many were upset that a foul wasn’t called for the collision that ended in blood being shed.
CJ Fair is trending, probably because he got half of his face ripped off during the game without a foul called xD
— Emily Earl (@EmilySurvive) November 26, 2013
Cj fair was a warrior out there tonight #cusenation
— Anthony Loussedes (@AntLoussedes) November 26, 2013
Syracuse beats Minnesota 75-67. CJ Fair was best player on the floor with 16 and 10 and a very bloody face.
— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) November 26, 2013
You wanna know how I got these scars? - CJ Fair pic.twitter.com/Azaa8eIn4l
— Ohranj (@DrunkCuseFan) November 26, 2013
CJ Fair looks like he escaped Dexter's table. pic.twitter.com/swtdkkPqOj
— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) November 26, 2013
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