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Uh-oh. Some bonehead allegedly flashed the sign for ‘white power’ during a Cubs game. Not good. Al Sharpton is really going to be pissed.

Chicago Cubs Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney said in a statement Wednesday that the organization is investigating a fan using what appeared to be a hand gesture associated with the white power movement while NBC Sports Chicago reporter Doug Glanville did a TV segment in front of him.

Al Sharpton’s really going to be pissed.

Here’s what Kenney had to say:

We are currently investigating an incident that occurred during the Cubs’ May 7 broadcast on NBC Sports Chicago while reporter Doug Glanville was on the air. An individual seated behind Mr. Glanville used what appears to be an offensive hand gesture associated with racism.

Such ignorant and repulsive behavior is not tolerated at Wrigley Field. We are reviewing the incident thoroughly because no one should be subjected to this type of offensive behavior.

Any derogatory conduct should be reported immediately to our ballpark staff. Any individual behaving in this manner will not only be removed from the ballpark, but will be permanently banned from Wrigley Field.

Your Friendly Neighborhood Liberal:

Trump did this.

The More You Know:

As explained by the Anti-Defamation league, the “OK”-style gesture was originally cast as a “white power” symbol as a trolling hoax by some associated with the alt-right movement. The idea: lots of people make “OK” symbols on camera and, if enough people believed it actually meant “white power,” people who are not engaging in racist behavior would be accused of doing so, thereby undermining legitimate claims of racism as liberal hysteria or people crying wolf.

Editor’s Note:

Lots of words there. Very confusing.

Hammer and Nigel address the controversy:


“People who don’t know sports or the culture and try to tie everything into politics and racism are the same morons who put these headlines out there: ‘That’s clearly white power.’

I don’t know the guy who did it, but when I was watching the game last night, I just thought it was some idiot doing the ‘made you look game.’”


“Do many KKK members who would make this symbol, would they have front-row tickets to a Cubs game?”

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