DISGUSTING: Two Fans Holding Pro-Hong Kong Signs KICKED OUT Of NBA Game — In PHILADELPHIA

Written by K. Walker on October 9, 2019

Really NBA? In Philadelphia of all places?! This is atrocious!

The city that is the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution is the latest spot for the NBA kowtowing to Chinese communist sentiment on stifling free speech and squashing support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

That’s just lovely.

A couple holding “Free Hong Kong” signs at an NBA preseason game were escorted out of the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia for their support of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

Sam Wachs and his wife were confronted by NBA staff and their signs were confiscated. Wachs admits that it was after he stood up and shouted “Free Hong Kong!” that he and his wife were escorted out of the building. The preseason game was between the 76ers and Guangzhou Loong Lions, a team from China.

What were the 76ers named for again? The signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 where the colonies joined together to oppose tyranny? Well, that’s a bit awkward…

In an interview with ABC 6 Action News, Wachs explains what happened:

“There’s no foul language, no politics.’ I asked ‘Why not?’ They said, ‘Don’t give me a hard time,'” Wachs said in an interview with Action News.

Wachs admitted he then stood up and started yelling “Free Hong Kong” before being escorted out.

“I think it’s shameful, harsh reaction,” Wachs added.

Source: ABC 6

It’s shocking that this kind of thing happened in Philadelphia.

The Founding Fathers would be horrified that the NBA has caved to Chinese censorship and anti-democracy sentiment in the same city that democracy and freedom of speech (among other things) were enshrined as American ideals.

Twitter users had some thoughts, too:

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ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker