A Scottsdale shop owner really should’ve kept his thoughts to himself.
According to TMZ, Scottsdale PD officials have charged shop owner Gilbert Ortega with 3 counts of disorderly conduct after he interrupted an ESPN shoot this week to mock Native American performers while yelling “MAGA country.”
The video, which was uploaded by Instagram user thebandblackbird, was taken outside a business. The incident happened while indigenous performers were being filmed by ESPN for Super Bowl-related video content. The dancers were conducting a performance in front of a Super Bowl LVII sign for ESPN’s party in Scottsdale.
In the video, the name “Gilbert Ortega Authentic Indian Art Galleries” can be seen printed on a glass door that leads into the business.
He could also be heard calling the Native Americans “f–king Indians” and telling them to go back to Gallup, NM.
Police noted that misdemeanor disorderly conduct does not qualify as a hate crime under the FBI’s guidelines.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.