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Nets fan forcefully ejected from Madison Square Garden

Video of a well-known Brooklyn Nets fan being carried out of Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night by security -- without his prosthetic leg -- during a game against the New York Knicks is drawing ire on social media.

The man, identified by ESPN as a Nets fan who calls himself Jeffrey Gamblero, was forcibly ejected from the game after "multiple" complaints from others about his behavior, according to a statement from the Knicks.

"The fan was warned multiple times before being removed. He will not be permitted back into Madison Square Garden, according to the statement.

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Gamblero's real name, according to ESPN, is Jeffrey Vanchiro and is an accomplished poker player.

Some fans seemed startled and uncomfortable as the man was being carried out, while screaming, by security.

Those who know of the Vanchiro incident took to social media to say the entire handling of the situation was unacceptable, and while he roots for his team, he did not deserve such treatment.

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