Chicago Cubs Investigate “White Power” Sign On Camera

This is stupid. Just stupid. And will probably lose the Cubs some fans

Cubs investigating fan’s alleged white power hand gesture, threaten lifetime ban

The Chicago Cubs are investigating a fan at Tuesday night’s game who possibly flashed a white power symbol on TV during a live report from the Wrigley Field stands.

The hand symbol was made while Doug Glanville was reporting for NBC Sports Chicago. You can see the gesture in the image below, made by the guy wearing the gray sweatshirt.

Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney released this statement about the incident on Wednesday morning, via WGN:

A long statement of Social Justice Warrioring, which ended up with the unidentified fan being banned. Here’s what it looks like

But, good on the original Yahoo article

The symbol, which appears to be the “OK” hand gesture, has a complicated background. It never had any white power connections until 2017, when a few members of the alt-right started a hoax to trick people into thinking that it did. The purpose was for anyone who made that innocuous gesture to be accused of racism. It’s a form of internet trolling, but the white power movement ended up co-opting the gesture and using it to actually symbolize white power.

Of course, the complicated history of the symbol makes this entire situation even more complicated. Even though the symbol was flashed behind an African-American reporter, the intent isn’t clear. If it was meant as a white power symbol, it’s a despicable action. But if it was meant as the “OK” gesture, then it’s nothing. The Cubs will hopefully be thorough in their investigation, especially since they’re threatening a permanent ban from Wrigley Field.

There’s a 99% chance that it was

I wonder what happens if attendance goes down? Also, I wonder if people start doing this when they know they are camera more just to troll the idiots?

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14 Responses to “Chicago Cubs Investigate “White Power” Sign On Camera”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Cons always whine when they find out actions have consequences. Maybe it was a prank. Pulling his willy out would also be a prank and likely get him banned. As would be flipping the bird or mooning the camera.

  2. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    Stupid as it is lib snowflakes, like little missy here, can always find something to be offended by. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Lil Bitch,

      Not offended at all. Pussies like Lil Bitch here, and the pussy in the photo, should man up and flash their white power signs to Black men in private. It’s easy to denigrate Black men anonymously online or in public like that pussy did. Rather than getting his pussy-ass stomped he gets kicked out of Wrigley.

      Teach is “concerned” that the Cubs will lose some white racist fans over the incident. Good riddance.

      Teach’s point is that since white supremacists use this symbol to only upset people who are not white supremacists, that it’s OK. That’s great excuse for anything! When liberals call conservatives “violent Neanderthals” they’re just trolling! Donald Trump is a filthy manwhore! Trolling!

      • formwiz says:

        Oh, he’s offended. Yo9u can just smell the hate.

        Never having heard of a White Power sign until the Lefties began whining about it, I wonder if they just made one up. Not the easiest thing to do, but liljeffy is right,

        They laways need something to hate.

        Teach is “concerned” that the Cubs will lose some white racist fans over the incident. Good riddance.

        Our entrepreneur doesn’t understand business. Even racists like baseball and they have money to spend.

        Just like homosexuals.

        When liberals call conservatives “violent Neanderthals” they’re just trolling! Donald Trump is a filthy manwhore! Trolling!

        Can’t you just smell the hate!

  3. david7134 says:

    Can anyone tell me were to find these signs. I always thought the the gesture was an ok sign.

  4. seahorse chuck says:

    So…. two uses for the hand gesture with the thumb and fore-finger touching at the tip, with the remaining three fingers “loose”–

    If the remaining three fingers are pointing UP, it is a generally accepted sign of “Okay”.
    If the remaining three fingers are pointing DOWN, it is the American Sign Language hand symbol for “ASSHOLE” !!

  5. Dana says:

    Well, thank Gaia that I long ago adopted the thumbs up gesture rather than the OK sign, so I can use that gesture to signify approval or consent or simply ‘yes,’ which is my most common usage.

    Until, of course, someone decides that thumbs up has some racist/ sexist/ homophobic/ transphobic/ leftphobic connotation.

    Oh, wait, I am racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic and leftphobic!

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