DAILYKENN.com -- A Chicago Cubs fan was banned after making an 'OK' hand gesture during a game.
The hand sign is sometimes used to represent "white power" because three finger form a 'w' while the thumb, forefinger, and arm form a 'p'. The fan, however, displayed the sign downward forming a 'd' and 'm'.
Authorities for the Chicago Cubs apparently fancy themselves mind readers, having determined the fan was thinking of racism when he flashed the hand signal on national television.
From dailycaller.com ▼
A Chicago Cubs fan has been banned “indefinitely” from Wrigley Field after making a hand gesture perceived by some as racist, the organization announced on Wednesday.
The fan made an “OK” gesture while seated above Doug Glanville, a black reporter. The gesture has been associated with white nationalism. (RELATED: Alabama Police Officers Suspended For Making ‘OK’ Sign)
The Cubs banned the fan after conducting an investigation, which found that the unidentified fan had violated the organization’s “code of conduct.”
“After repeated attempts to reach this individual by phone, we sent a letter to the individual notifying him of our findings and our decision that, effectively immediately, he will not be permitted on the grounds of Wrigley Field or other ticketed areas indefinitely,” Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney said in a statement.
The decision to ban the fan over what is a common hand gesture drew outrage on social media.
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