Knicks ban fan from MSG for spitting on Hawks' Trae Young

Russell Westbrook talks with the media about having a fan dump popcorn on him as he was leaving the game due to injury.

The New York Knicks have banned a fan from Madison Square Garden indefinitely after they were caught spitting on Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young during a game on Wednesday.

In a statement, the Knicks say the decision was made after an investigation, and that "we have turned the information over to the appropriate authorities."

"We apologize to Trae and the entire Atlanta Hawks organization for this fan's behaviour," the Knicks statement reads. "This was completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated in our venue."

Earlier on Thursday the Philadelphia 76ers banned a fan and revoked their season-ticket seats after they dumped popcorn on Wizards star Russell Westbrook. In a statement in response to the Westbrook incident, the NBA said "The return of more NBA fans to our arenas has brought great excitement and energy to the start of the playoffs, but it is critical that we all show respect for players, officials and our fellow fans."

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