Gay Couple Violently Attacked by Knicks Fans in Broad Daylight

A New York couple reported that they were the victims of a hate crime Sunday afternoon, when they were assaulted in Madison Square Garden by a group of attackers dressed in Knicks gear. Nick Porto and his partner Kevin Atkins were reportedly walking arm-in-arm on Eighth Avenue by 34th Street around 5 P.M. when they were allegedly surrounded by four men and physically and verbally assaulted.

Gay Couple Violently Attacked by Knicks Fans in Broad Daylight

Porto, a clothing designer, stated that the group shouted homophobic slurs. The attackers, all in their early to mid-twenties, reportedly punched and kicked the couple repeatedly. They broke Porto's nose and Atkin's wrist.

A bystander managed to take a photo of one of the assailants (pictured below). He is described as a Hispanic man in his twenties with a tattoo on his left forearm.

Gay Couple Violently Attacked by Knicks Fans in Broad Daylight

[Towleroad/image via Instagram]