Couple kicked out of Sixers preseason game against Chinese basketball team for yelling "Free Hong Kong"

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Posted 5 days ago

Two fans were kicked out of a Philadelphia Sixers game after they brought signs that said "Free Hong Kong" and "Free HK."


The Philadelphia 76ers and Wells Fargo Center are responding after a fan said he and his wife were kicked out of the exhibition game against a Chinese team for supporting Hong Kong. Sam Wachs, 33, says he and and wife were ejected by Wells Fargo Center security after he brought in several pro-Hong Kong signs and yelled “Free Hong Kong.”

Wachs was sitting in section 124 — right behind the Guangzhou Loong Lions bench — when he and his wife held up two signs: one reading “Free Hong Kong” and the other reading “Free HK.”

Wachs, a Philly resident who lived in Hong Kong for two years, says he was also wearing a “Free Hong Kong” T-shirt.

Sixers statement on the two fans who were kicked out last night carrying pro Hong Kong signs:


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