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The video shown at Wednesday’s playoff game shows a Cavs fan throwing his girlfriend across a room for wearing a Bulls shirt.

Last night, Ethan Skolnick of Bleacher Report tweeted that the Cleveland Cavaliers had shown a promotional video of a Cavs fan throwing his girlfriend to the floor for wearing a Bulls shirt.

The video was shown to the 20,562 people in the stadium.

The video in question was found on Vimeo — ostensibly uploaded by the team — but was quickly pulled when it began circulating on Twitter.

The video in question was found on Vimeo — ostensibly uploaded by the team — but was quickly pulled when it began circulating on Twitter.

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However, nothing on the internet is truly gone forever, and basketball writer Steve McPherson uploaded a copy to YouTube. The video is in fact as shocking as reporters claimed last night.

In the video, a man wearing a Cavaliers “All In” (for the playoffs) shirt is dancing with his girlfriend, who is wearing an apron over a baggy red shirt.

Cleveland Cavaliers Promotional Video Shows Man Throwing His Girlfriend Across A Room - BuzzFeed News

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Cleveland Cavaliers Promotional Video Shows Man Throwing His Girlfriend Across A Room - BuzzFeed News

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They are dancing to “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” à la the scene in Dirty Dancing. However, she turns around and reveals she’s wearing a Chicago Bulls shirt.

They are dancing to "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" à la the scene in Dirty Dancing. However, she turns around and reveals she's wearing a Chicago Bulls shirt.

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She’s then thrown to the ground with a thud, and he exclaims, “Bulls fan? I didn’t know you were a Bulls fan!” The woman is then shown grimacing on the floor behind a Cavs playoff slogan.

She's then thrown to the ground with a thud, and he exclaims, "Bulls fan? I didn't know you were a Bulls fan!" The woman is then shown grimacing on the floor behind a Cavs playoff slogan.

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An announcer says “Don’t make the same mistake she did,” then the couple is shown on a couch. This time, she’s sporting a Cavs shirt and an ice pack.

An announcer says "Don't make the same mistake she did," then the couple is shown on a couch. This time, she's sporting a Cavs shirt and an ice pack.

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It appears to be a parody of an insurance commercial, but the Cavaliers show the man deliberately throwing his partner, where in the commercial the woman is dropped.

[youtube=https://youtube.com/watch?v=v9YiTIYO-2A]

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The video is tone-deaf at best, and seems to make light of domestic violence. The Cavaliers have yet to release a statement on the video. You can watch the full clip below (WARNING: Some may find the simulated violence disturbing):

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Source: buzzfeed.com