The New York Knicks made a huge announcement on Friday regarding the team in the playoffs. If they somehow progress past the Atlanta Hawks, they’ll only sell second-round tickets to fans who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
“The energy our Knicks fans have brought to the playoffs has been incredible – proving there’s nothing more exciting than Knicks basketball at The Garden,” David Hopkinson, MSG Sports’ executive vice president, said in a statement.
“It’s moments like this that show us what’s possible if everyone gets vaccinated – we’ll all be able to get back to doing what we love, and that definitely includes being together to cheer on the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.”
As expected, the fan base did not take it too well.
The Knicks currently require fans to provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.
Fully vaccinated fans don’t have to wear masks or socially distance.