A group of unidentified New York Knicks fans attacked two gay men outside Madison Square Garden in New York City where the Knicks were losing to the Indiana Pacers on Sunday afternoon (video below).
The two gay men, Nick Porto and Kevin Atkins, were walking in Manhattan at about 5 p.m. when they were approached by a group of four men in their 20s wearing Knicks jerseys, noted MyFoxNY.com.
"I've never had a feeling like this before in the city," Porto told DNAinfo.com. "I didn't know that it's not over, that this sort of stuff still happens. They called us f*ggotts. They made fun of my jeans. I made the jeans myself, for that day."
After words were exchanged, the group of men pushed Porto and Atkins to the ground and began punching and kicking them.
"Fists started flying. I was on the ground, and the only thing I could do, I reached out and grabbed someone's hair," Porto recalled.
Porto had his nose broken, while Atkins suffered a bruise to his right hand. They were both taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment.
"I'm so upset. It's my fault, I spoke back to them, that Kevin was hit. He didn't deserve it whatsoever," Porto stated. "I was that idiot that should have just walked away."
On Tuesday, police released two photos of one of the four suspects, which was taken on a cell phone by a witness. Police described the suspect as Hispanic, six feet tall with brown hair and a tattoo on his left forearm. He was wearing a white Knicks jersey #7 and blue jeans.