Julius Randle, forward New York Knicks, said on Friday that fans spitting at Atlanta Hawks star Trae Yong crossed the line.
Randle spoke to the media about fan behavior at Madison Square Garden.A video on social media showed fans spitting at Young as he tried to get the ball in.Young did not appear to feel the liquid hit him without. He is not responding at all now.
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“I don’t care if it’s a crowd in our house or not, there is no place for that,” Randle said. “We have to protect the players and that is disrespectful.
“I know it̵7;s our girlfriend and I love our fans, but you see a guy on the street, you won’t spit at him, you won’t disrespect someone like that, I don’t care what stage you’re in. Its fan base is nowhere to disrespect anyone as anything – and especially spitting at men, it’s ridiculous. “
HAWKS ‘TRAE YOUNG Appeared during Game 2 vs. Knife.
The incident happened during New York’s Game 2 victory over the Hawks. Winning makes the series in a single game.
The Knicks announced Thursday that fans were banned from Madison Square Garden indefinitely.
“We investigated this and determined that this patron, not a season ticket holder, really drooled Trae Young and hence he’s now banned from The Garden indefinitely. We apologize to Trae. And the entire Atlanta Hawks organization for this fan behavior, this is completely unacceptable and will not be accepted in our facility, we have sent the information to the appropriate agencies, ”the team said.
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Game 3 took place Friday night at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta.