New Jersey born and bred, Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark needs to get his facts — and his story — straight.
The Nets and now Islanders’ delicate genius has been bent out of shape with how some Islanders fans have been voicing their displeasure on social media with some of the organization’s latest decisions.
The stupid goal horn was bad enough, but the defending of the new black jersey the Islanders will be wearing this year takes the cake.
“The colors of the borough are black and white,” Yormark told ESPNNY’s Michael Kay. “We need to connect and cement this team in Brooklyn in a couple of ways. One of the ways to do that, is by identifying this team with the colors of the borough.”
When did black and white become the official colors of Brooklyn? The answer is never. The official colors of Brooklyn are blue and gold.
But silly Brett, you already knew that, didn’t you?
In January 2014, when the Nets announced their alt grey sleeved jersey, Yormark said “Blue is one of the official colors of Brooklyn, so we are proud to connect the Nets with the borough’s storied tradition.”
So which is it, Brett?
Take it from a Brooklyn-born, Flatbush-bred Islanders fan since birth. This is our team, bub. You are out of your depth.
#HelloBrooklyn worked for the Nets, congrats. It was really successful. However, unlike the Nets — whose traditions are murky at best (with the exception of the awesome ABA era) — the Islanders’ faithful are vocal, proud and loyal.
Maybe you should consult with a few before making like a Wilpon.