MLB team the Chicago Cubs are investigating after a fan at Tuesday night’s game against the Miami Marlins allegedly made a symbol on live TV associated with white supremacists.
As reporter Doug Glanville – a former Cubs player – was making a live broadcast for NBC Sports Chicago at Wrigley Field, a fan was seen in a gray Cubs hoodie behind him.
After shifting position, the fan appears to make an upside-down ‘OK sign’, which is sometimes associated with white supremacy.
The Cubs are looking into the matter, issuing a statement saying: “An individual seated behind Mr. Glanville used what appears to be an offensive hand gesture that is 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 individual behaving in this manner will not only be removed from the ballpark, but will be permanently banned from Wrigley Field.”
It’s unclear whether the man was attempting to form the ‘OK symbol’ without any malicious intent. The gesture is seen as a clear racist sign by some, or by others as simply the originally innocuous meaning which has been distorted in a hoax to trigger liberals.