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Sen. Hoylman suggests MSG should forfeit state tax breaks after Dolan bans Knicks fan

March 11, 2019 - 5:59 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- New York Knicks owner apparently doesn't have a thick skin.

Case in point: When a fan at Saturday's Knicks gamed shouted at Dolan "Sell the team!" -- a nod to the NBA team's poor performance -- he reciprocated by banning the man from future games.


Dolan approached the fan and said, "You want to not come to any more games? It's rude."

The fan then responded, "It's an opinion." 

Dolan then responded, "It's not an opinion. Enjoy watching them on TV."

According to TMZ, police officers and security guards came over to the man and asked him for ID.

An MSG spokesperson said, " "Our policy is and will continue to be that if you are disrespectful to anyone in our venues, we will ask you not to return."

And the entire altercation didn't sit well New York State Senator Brad Hoylman who suggests that Madison Square Garden no longer accept state tax breaks since he considers it private property.

"Madison Square Garden gets over $40M/year in property tax breaks," Hoylman tweeted. "If James Dolan wants to treat it as his private stadium & ban fans for merely suggesting he sell a team, then perhaps Albany should take his lead—and redirect those public dollars to Penn Station’s MTA facilities."