Pat McAfee Stands With Charles Barkley For Clapping Back At A Heckler

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Ernesto Cova

Celebrities have a lot on their plate. Albeit being loved and cherished by thousands of people, they're never exempt from hate, criticism, and uncalled-for comments. Some handle them better than others, and some fire back without remorse.

Throughout his entire career, Charles Barkley has been one of the latter. He's never been the one to mince his words about anything, including hecklers and annoying fans.

Barkley Trash-Talked A Heckling Fan

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Chuck's fiery personality was once again on a full display a couple of days ago. He went viral for clapping back at a heckling Warriors fan.

“If you don’t leave me alone, I’m going to come to your house and f—k your mama," the Hall of Famer told the fan.

Needless to say, his NSFW comments didn't sit well with some, while others thought the fan got exactly what he deserved:

McAfee Defends Barkley

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Pat McAfee, for starters, didn't hesitate to show his support for Chuck. According to him, people rush to judge the celebrity and never the hecklers:

"It's always that Chuck is unclassy, Chuck is unprofessional. Nobody ever judges the person that talked s**t to Chuck, and Chuck is just answering how he would answer and how he's answered since the beginning," McAfee said.

He Wants Chuck On Social Media

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McAfee went on to add that Barkley would kill it online if he were to engage in social media, comparing him to Kevin Durant or other stars who often fire back at their haters:

"We got to see that when he said he would f**k somebody's momma in their house," McAfee said. "By the way, Chuck, let's get on the internet. If you’re gonna be telling that to people on the internet everyday, we need you out here. OK? The god, Kevin Durant is doing this. Lamar Jackson's out here doing his thing. Hey, Chuck, we get you on the internet, you'd be beloved out here."

Barkley Won't Stay In TV Much Longer

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That may not happen, though, as Barkley isn't that high on being a celebrity. In fact, he recently stated that he plans to retire when his contract with TNT expires two years from now:

"I don't want to die on TV,” Barkley said, per Forbes. “I want to die on the golf course or somewhere fishing. I don't want to be sitting inside over [by] fat-*ss Shaq [waiting] to drop dead."

That's classic Chuck 101 and precisely why he'd be hilarious on social media.