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Fan Uses Crab As Weapon, Attacks Pro Smash Bros. Player

Could the state of the world be any more weird? Now professional Super Smash Bros. players can't even compete without the fear of having dead crabs hurled at them. We know — that sounds totally made up. But it's not. It happened to Team Liquid's Juan "Hungrybox" DeBiedma this past weekend, according to Polygon.


You can watch a video clip of the incident here. Seriously, what the heck?

As you can see, DeBiedma shakes hands with Cloud9's Joseph "Mango" Marquez after a hard-fought victory, only to notice something go whizzing by his head. He appears startled and somewhat shocked, like he can't believe what just happened. He points down toward the object, almost wondering if anyone else saw what occurred.

And then he picks the object up, walks over to the crowd, and starts yelling — reasonably wanting to know who on earth threw a dead crab at his head.

This is an incredibly serious thing, and we don't want to downplay the breach of security that occurred by allowing someone to smuggle in something they intended to throw at a competitor. On the flip side, though, it is a little bit funny to hear the broadcasters try to make sense of the situation.


"What is that?" asks one. "I'm not sure what that is in his hand," responds the other. Finally, the first catches on. "Is that a crab?" After they realize why DeBiedma is angrily berating the crowd — crab in hand — they rightly chastise the crowd themselves. Unfortunately, the clip comes to an end before we see how the rest of the moment plays out.

DeBiedma later apologized on Twitter, presumably feeling that he got a little "R" rated in the moment.

"Sorry for losing my temper," he said. "Someone threw a f—–g raw crab at me. After a 5 set losers run. Barely missed my head."

He ended that tweet in the most appropriate way possible. The only way one who had a crab thrown at them could summarize the way they feel about it. And the only way one writing a story about an esports player who had a crab thrown at them could possibly end the story.

"What the f— man."