Security at Madison Square Garden ejected a Brooklyn Nets fan without his prosthetic leg during the Nets’ 98-93 win over the Knicks.
Jeffrey Gamblero, whose real name is Jeffrey Vanchiro, is known by fans for wearing neon shirts and glasses and dancing around the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Several spectators and a Knicks spokesperson said that Gamblero was being disruptive during the game and was warned multiple times by security before being removed from the arena. Gamblero was hauled off by at least two security guards and the incident was captured on video and posted on the Internet.
"An unruly fan was ejected after MSG security received multiple complaints from fans sitting in that area," the Knicks said via a team spokesperson. "The fan was warned multiple times before being removed. He will not be permitted back into Madison Square Garden."
A fan told the Brooklyn Game said that Gamblero was “being his usual self, absolutely no cursing, no negative cheering, just dancing and loud cheering for the Nets. Never attacked a Knicks fan, never got out of hand."
"After about ten minutes, four guards grabbed him and carried him out as he screamed in pain," the fan said. "I am a lifelong Nets fan but regardless, this was one of the cruelest and most upsetting things I have ever seen."
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