Three Knicks fans bash the team’s owner by wearing ‘ban James Dolan’ T-shirts which get confiscated and thrown into the trash by Madison Square Garden security
- Three Knicks fans showed up to Sunday’s game wearing shirts that said ‘St. Patty says BAN DOLAN’ referring to team owner James Dolan
- The Knicks faced off the LA Lakers during the St. Patricks day game
- Madison Square Garden confiscated them and assured they were trashed
- Dolan has a history of retaliating against Knicks fans who bash him
Three Knicks fans had their T-shirts dissing team owner James Dolan confiscated as they walked into Sunday’s basketball game.
Knicks fan Mike Robilotta went to Madison Square Garden pumped for the Knicks game against the Los Angeles Lakers that fell on St. Patrick’s Day.
He and his two friends brought with them custom made green T-shirts to observe the holiday and to diss the Knicks owner saying: ‘St. Patty says BAN DOLAN’.
But the playful shirt did not fly with Dolan’s security who made sure the apparel landed in the trash and didn’t make it into the arena.
Three Knicks fans showed up to Sunday’s game wearing shirts that said ‘St. Patty says BAN DOLAN’ referring to team owner James Dolan (above)
The shirt that started it all: The fans wore a shirt saying ‘St. Patty says BAN DOLAN’ for Sunday’s St. Patrick’s game at Madison Square Garden in New York
‘Had this shirt confiscated walking into @TheGarden,’ Robilotta posted on Twitter.
‘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 #Knicks #BanDolan,’ he added.
Dolan has a long history of throwing tantrums at fans who criticize him.
On March 9 he kicked a fan out of a Knicks game after they yelled at him to ‘sell the team’ and he clapped back saying: ‘You really think I should sell the team? You want to not come to any more games?’
Mike Robilotta was the fan that had the shirt confiscated during Sundays game
He posted about the tight security incident on Sunday on Twitter, revealing just how far the stadium goes to assure team owner James Dolan isn’t offended
He said that the security was so strict they combed through the trash to assure that the shirts didn’t make it into the arena
He then called security and sardonically told the fan to ‘enjoy watching them on TV’.
In a radio interview afterwards he said he had banned that fan for life, according to Sports Illustrated.
Last fall Dolan performed with his band JD and the Straight Shot at a music festival in Chattanooga, Tennessee where a Knicks fan showed up with a sign saying ‘Quit your day job. Sell the Knicks’.
Dolan then demanded the fan leave in loathsome rant.
‘I’m gonna invite you to leave. What do you say? So everybody else can have a good time. OK, can you do that now? Thank you. Goodbye,’ he said in video footage of the incident.