New York fans break out “FREE OAKLEY” chants at MSG during NHL game (VIDEO)

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As if the story about Charles Oakley getting ejected and hassled by security couldn’t get any weirder. The former Knicks player was removed from Madison Square Garden on Wednesday during a game between the Knicks and the Los Angeles Clippers, but on Thursday it was New York fans who wanted Oakley “freed”.

Did I mention these were hockey fans?

According to multiple posts on Twitter, fans at MSG tried to start a “FREE-EE OAK-LEY!” chant during an NHL game between the New York Rangers and Nashville Predators:

Deadspin is even reporting that security at MSG went to remove the fans who tried to start the chant several times during the game, but decided against doing so once people got their phones out and started recording video of the interaction.

Hey, that’s one PR decision gone right. Can’t win ’em all.

Meanwhile, the discussion about Oakley’s ejection and how the Knicks handled it continues.