Apparently, the joke’s on us! Or is it really? Is it just a cover up? Or did Will Ferrell really make a fool out of himself?
On a recent New Orleans Pelicans basketball game, Will Ferrell was caught on camera throwing a basketball at a cheerleader. According to reports, Ferrell was chosen to do a half-court shot during halftime. Before he attempted to throw the basketball, Ferrell was allegedly being verbally abused by his fellow actor, Mark Wahlberg, who was sitting on the courtside. Wahlberg was reported to have been threatening Ferrell’s family.
As seen on the captured video on a smartphone, Ferrell was yelling back at the actor “I love my kids. And if anyone was to ever do anything to them, I would hurt them. I’d freaking hurt them.”
The altercation was supposedly because Wahlberg was once married to Ferrell’s wife. Just before he took the stage, Ferrell was bragging to have slept with Wahlberg’s ex-wife the previous night. He said: “You know what? I don’t even like fajitas!”
The on-court announcer took away the basketball the actor was holding on his hand. This led him to take another ball and pelt it onto one of the performing Pelicans’ cheerleaders, causing to knock her to the ground. The rest of the cheerleaders rushed to their friend to check if she was okay.
Ferrell, on the other hand, tried to make a run for it when he realized what he had done. He was then forcibly removed by the court security.
While many couldn’t believe that this actually happened, it is important to know that Ferrell was actually shooting a scene for an upcoming movie “Daddy’s Home,” which stars Ferrell, Wahlberg and Linda Cardellini. The scene required Ferrell to throw a ball onto the face of a cheerleader during halftime.
Oh, and yes, the cheerleader — she’s perfectly fine. Actually, she’s more than fine. She did a great job as a Hollywood stuntwoman. Apparently, they’ve all been shooting the movie in New Orleans since November 2014.
Watch the almost realistic video here taken from a fan’s smartphone. This added the effect that the video was real:
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