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NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo ejected for a HEADBUTT on Moritz Wagner

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Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo was sensationally ejected from their game against the Washington Wizards for a headbutt on Moritz Wagner. 

‘Greek Freak’ Antetokounmpo, the NBA‘s reigning Most Valuable Player (MVP), became furious after a foul was called against him with around eight minutes remaining in the first half.

He and rival Wagner exchanged heated words before Antetokounmpo headbutted Wagner on the court. 

The bucks star was immediately kicked out of the game, and it’s not yet clear what other punishments he could face over the attack. 

Antetokounmpo has since admitted he regrets the incident but said ‘we’re all human, we all make mistakes.’ 

‘You know, terrible action,’ he told reporters. ‘If I could go back, turn back time and go back to that play, I wouldn’t do it. 

Giannis Antetokounmpo (left) lost his cool as he came to blows with rival Moritz Wagner (right)

Giannis Antetokounmpo (left) lost his cool as he came to blows with rival Moritz Wagner (right)

The NBA MVP (left) exchanged words with Wagner before he produced a nasty headbutt

The NBA MVP (left) exchanged words with Wagner before he produced a nasty headbutt

Wagner felt the full contact after the pair had a disagreement over one controversial foul call

Wagner felt the full contact after the pair had a disagreement over one controversial foul call

Antetokounmpo's actions saw him ejected from the game and he could face a further ban

Antetokounmpo’s actions saw him ejected from the game and he could face a further ban

‘But at the end of the day, we’re all human, we all make mistakes. I think I’ve done a great job all year, and in my career, in keeping my composure and focusing on the game.

‘I have nothing against Wagner, it wasn’t just him. It was just, in my mind, all the games I’ve played, guys hitting me, so I just lost it for a second.’  

It remains unclear right now if the NBA will exact further punishment on one of the league’s biggest stars. 

The Bucks have one final game before the play-offs begin and an extended ban could see Antetokounmpo forced to miss the last regular season game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

They are the No 1 side in the Eastern Conference and are considered among the favourites to win this year’s Larry O’Brien Trophy.  

Wagner took a charge from the Milwaukee Bucks star but Antetokounmpo felt it was a block

Wagner took a charge from the Milwaukee Bucks star but Antetokounmpo felt it was a block

He is now likely to sit out their final regular season game against the Memphis Grizzlies

He is now likely to sit out their final regular season game against the Memphis Grizzlies

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