17 thrown out for mask break at the Raptors match in Scotiabank Arena

The Raptors saw a slight increase in the number of fans thrown out of the Scotiabank Arena because they had not had their mask properly on Tuesday, their second home game under provincial guidelines requiring a reduced capacity in the building.

There were 17 fans who were ousted, according to figures compiled by the building security, in the fight against the Sixers.

Fourteen fans were thrown out of a Dec. 18 victory over Golden State, the first game after Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment unveiled “Operation Mask Up (or Out)”, a campaign that “requires all participants to strictly adhere to all mask-wearers”. protocols or risk being thrown out of the building. ”

Fans must constantly keep their nose, mouth and chin covered inside the arena.

Fans who failed to comply were first given a “yellow card” warning and thrown out for another offense.

The attendance number was announced at 6,960 for the game. The capacity of the Scotiabank Arena has been reduced by 50 percent to comply with the province’s rules.

MLSE also closed concessions to Tuesday’s Raptors game, and will also be required to make it to the Leafs’ scheduled game against Ottawa on New Year’s Day, as Ontario try to slow the spread of COVID amid increasing numbers of cases.


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