Stunned U.S. Basketball Player Snapchats What Looks Like a KKK Festival in Spain

Trent Lockett

Stunned U.S. Basketball Player Snapchats What Looks Like a KKK Festival in Spain

But good thing for Trent Lockett, there was a twist to this story.

Published April 12, 2017

Imagine walking right into a KKK Spain. That's what a stunned American basketball player thought had happened to him recently when he mistook a Holy Week festival in Seville for a KKK rally and began Snapchatting it out to the masses in a state of shock.

Trevor Lockett, who balls in Europe after not being selected out of Arizona State in the 2013 NBA Draft, couldn't believe his eyes Sunday when he stumbled upon men, women and even children all wearing what appeared to be eerily similar clothing to the Ku Klux Klan's white cone hats and cloaks and marching down the street.

Freaked out, Lockett took to his Snapchat account and posted, "Hold Up?!" and "Not what I'm conditioned to be cool with just walking down the street like this."

But Lockett was relieved to eventually learn that the rally and the people's clothing didn't have anything to do with the KKK at all — and instead revolved around the start of Holy Week, which started on Palm Sunday. Whew!

Lockett was all too happy to break the news to his followers via his Snapchat story.

"One of the craziest things I can imagine seeing," he said. "Has zero to do with the KKK, though. Traditions back to hundreds of years before the KKK even came to be. Still shook though."

Peep Lockett's thought process as the shock became relief.

Still, Lockett didn't want any parts of the festival.

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Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Roberto Serra - Iguana Press/Getty Images)


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