FS1 Pulls Subway Ads Bashing Knicks After Owner Jim Dolan Throws Tantrum (PICS)

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As you may have heard, Fox Sports 1 rolled out a marketing campaign on the New York City subway system on Tuesday that tore the New York Knicks and dipsh*t owner Jim Dolan a new a**hole.

Unfortunately, the ads have already been taken down. According to Zagsblog, a “furious” Dolan personally called media mogul Rupert Murdoch, whose News Corp owns Fox Sports. That call set off a “sh*tstorm internally at Fox,” one source reported.

By the end of Tuesday, Fox Sports had issued an apology.

“Today, FS1 featured statements on a New York City subway car intended to reflect the distinct emotions and opinions of passionate sports fans,” the statement reads. “We regret the tone and are removing the content in its entirety.”

(Given all the publicity this stunt generated, the chances that Fox Sports acturally regrets anything are slim to none. But hey, moving on.)

The subway ads, which appeared on trains running to Union Station, asked fans to “pick a side.” One end of the train called the Knicks “hopeless” and featured images of Joakim Noah and Tim Hardaway Jr., whose contracts have been much-maligned. Inside that end of the train were seat ads saying things like “sit here if you’re hopeless,” or “nothing will change until Dolan sells the team.”

The other end of the train features positive messages, most of which revolved around Kristaps Porzingis.

Knicks fans who didn’t get the chance to see the ads in person probably won’t get to. ESPN’s Darren Rovell, citing a team source, says the ads will be taken down by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Of course, in two more weeks the ads would have been unnecessary anyway. Once the 2017-18 season starts, New Yorkers will be reminded just how hopeless the Knicks are every time they take the court.

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