Chicago Cubs

Ban Fan For Life

More than Alleged White Energy Gesture

five/eight/2019 7:46 AM PDT

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four:05 PM PT — Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein announced late Wednesday the group has identified the fan and banned him from Wrigley Field for life.

“We’ve produced clear how egregious and unacceptable that behavior is, and there is no spot for it in our society, in baseball and undoubtedly no spot in Wrigley Field,” Epstein mentioned.The Chicago Cubs are attempting to come across — and possibly BAN — a fan who flashed a hand sign from time to time linked with white energy, the group announced Wednesday.

For the duration of Tuesday night’s broadcast of the Cubs-Marlins game … a fan flashed a hand sign that appears like an upside-down “OK” gesture.

In current years, the hand sign has been applied by white supremacist groups. But, the symbol certainly has a further — non-hateful which means — and the Anti-Defamation League warns that people today have been falsely branded as racist for utilizing it with no racist intent. 

This certain incident went down in the bottom of the 3rd inning … when the telecast reduce to commentator Doug Glanville — and a fan produced positive to make the sign viewable for the camera.

The Cubs now say they are investigating the incident … and are thinking of removing the guy from Wrigley Field forever.

“An person seated behind Mr. Glanville applied what seems to be an offensive hand gesture that is linked with racism,” Cubs President of Enterprise Operations Crane Kenney mentioned.

“Such ignorant and repulsive behavior is not tolerated at Wrigley Field. We are reviewing the incident completely simply because no 1 should really be subjected to this variety of offensive behavior.”

“Any derogatory conduct should really be reported promptly to our ballpark employees. Any person behaving in this manner will not only be removed from the ballpark, but will be permanently banned from Wrigley Field.”

Initially Published — 7:46 AM PT