New York police are on the lookout for 8 Knicks fans who beat a gay couple while shouting homophobic slurs outside of Madison Square Garden Sunday afternoon!
Brooklyn natives Nick Porto and his boyfriend Kevin Atkins were walking hand-in-hand when they were assaulted by the group of men, leaving them with a broken nose and broken wrist.
Nick claims he was caught off guard by the hate crime, saying:
"I've never had a feeling like this before in the city. I didn't know that it's not over, that this sort of stuff still happens."
Police first said that finding the assailants would be difficult, but now they have gotten their hands on video footage (above) of the men in question and are asking anyone with information on the incident to call them IMMEDIATELY!
We are so upset to hear that people are capable of such disgusting acts and that hate crimes like this are STILL happening! Hopefully police are able to find the men who did this and bring them to justice.
Check out the video of the 8 suspects …AFTER THE JUMP.
With the NFL season just around the corner, one of the big story lines getting a lot of buzz is whether or not Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in the league, will still be on the St. Louis Rams' roster for week 1!
Well the trailblazing footballer definitely has a lot of people rooting for him to succeed, particularly our favorite English muffin Harry Styles!