Will Ferrell Stunned Basketball Fans With Boozy Behavior

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The funnyman pretended to be drunk as he volunteered to take part in a half-court shooting contest – and knocked the blonde dancer out with a close-range throw, but it was all for a scene in his new comedy Daddy’s Home.

Footage of the half-time drama, which ended with Ferrell being escorted off the court by security guards, has since gone viral, leading to protests about the actor’s behavior.

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He says, “People wanted me to be sued for my actions. They didn’t realize it was a paid professional stuntwoman I hit in the face with a practise ball. “It was incredible; we had six minutes to shoot that… and the crowd was amazing; they didn’t know what was gonna happen. They were just were told I was gonna try to make a half-court shot.” Co-star Mark Wahlberg, who was sitting courtside when the cheerleader fell to the floor, adds, “Obviously people were shocked. A lot of people thought it was real, they thought it was a real ball.” Check out some footage of half-time drama:

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