Things got ugly Tuesday night for the Brooklyn Nets' most colorful fan.
Jeffrey Vanchiro, a superfan known for wearing neon and dancing at Brooklyn games, was tossed out of the Nets-Knicks game at Madison Square Garden after "unruly" behavior.
A video was captured of Madison Square Garden security carrying Vanchiro out of the stands. Vanchiro, who lost his left leg in a car accident at age 21, seems to be without the prosthesis in this video:
Vanchiro had the prosthetic leg returned to him after he was ejected, the New York Post reported.
Vanchiro, 38, is a former professional poker player who goes by the name Jeffrey Gamblero. The Knicks issued the following statement regarding Vanchiro:
"An unruly fan was ejected after MSG security received multiple complaints from fans sitting in that area," the team said via a team spokesperson. "The fan was warned multiple times before being removed. He will not be permitted back into Madison Square Garden."
Some reports indicated that Vanchiro had taken off his prosthetic leg and was hitting people with it. A few reporters took to Twitter to invalidate that claim:
I haven't had or seen a single eyewitness come forward to say Jeffrey Gamblero hit someone with his prosthetic leg, as MSG staffers claimed.
— devin kharpertian (@uuords) December 3, 2014
FWIW, various eyewitness fans told me Jeffrey Gamblero's prosthetic left leg was merely held up in protest, not wielded with aggression.
— Andrew Keh (@andrewkeh) December 3, 2014
Whatever the reason for the ejection, this may be Vanchiro's last game at Madison Square Garden:
They also said Gamblero was warned multiple times before being ejected, and that he won't be allowed to come back to Madison Square Garden.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) December 3, 2014
This isn't the first time a fan has been unruly as he is escorted out of Madison Square Garden. A man sued Madison Square Garden after he says he was unfairly tossed from a game on Jan. 7, 2014 for heckling the players.