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A group of New York Knicks fans responded to the decision of team owner James Dolan to kick out and ban a fan who told him to sell the team by attempting to wear “St. Patty Says Ban Dolan” shirts to the team’s game Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Max Nathanson @maxnate54
@TheClemReport Giving out FREE SHIRTS outside the Garden today. Dolan can’t ban everyone can he? #BanDolan #YouCantBanUs @barstoolsports https://t.co/k9yBWUsKaK
Per one fan, the shirts were being confiscated by Madison Square Garden security as fans entered the arena:
Mike Robilotta @mike_robi13
They took from 2 of us and a 3rd put his in his pocket. @TheGarden security tracked and followed him through scanning and made him open his jacket to prove he threw it away. Then made another guard pick it out of the garbage to prove it @smario715 #Knicks #BanDolan
“You really think I should sell the team?” Dolan responded, before waving him closer. “You want to not come to any more games?”
Dolan also called the fan’s comments rude and told him to “enjoy watching [the Knicks] on TV” before security escorted the fan from the arena. It wasn’t the best look for Dolan, who came across as thin-skinned, and a group of frustrated Knicks fans showed their displeasure with the owner Sunday.