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Ads bashing Knicks on subway will be taken down

A New York City subway wrap bashing the New York Knicks will be taken down after pictures of it spread across social media on Tuesday.

The ads, wrapped around a subway that goes to and from Times Square, were to promote a show that asked fans to "pick a side."

On one side of the train there were negative statements about the Knicks. On the other side were positive messages.

On the negative side, the outside of the train read "Hopeless" with a picture of Tim Hardaway Jr. and Joakim Noah. Inside the train, the seats read "Nothing will change until Dolan sells the team" and "Sit here if you're hopeless."

A source said the Knicks, whose logos and players were used in the ad, did not approve the advertising and that it would be taken down by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

"Today, FS1 featured statements on a New York City subway car intended to reflect the distinct emotions and opinions of passionate sports fans," Fox said in a statement. "We regret the tone and are removing the content in its entirety."

The Knicks haven't made the playoffs the past four seasons, having not won more than 37 games in a season.