Chicago Cubs fan banned after flashing ‘white power’ sign

Chicago Cubs fan banned after flashing ‘white power’ sign

One of the lesser controversies that erupted during the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings was over a hand gesture made a former Kavanaugh law clerk seated behind him that the Left interpreted as a “white power” symbol. The gesture — formed by bringing the thumb and forefinger together to make a circle — is best known as the “OK” sign, but liberals insisted the clerk was flashing the “white power” sign.

Despite abundant visual evidence that the gesture is used by people other than white supremacists, including the two photos below, the Left refused to be persuaded there was no malevolent intent.

Obama flashing the half white power symbol

Now they are dug in again over the latest “offense” involving the sign. It happened at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, home of the Cubs. Black ESPN reporter Doug Glanville was delivering a live televised commentary when a fan behind him made the gesture:

Image via Twitter

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NBC was so aghast that in its reports on the incident it blurred the fan’s hand.

As for the fan, he has been banned “indefinitely” from Cubs home games. Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney said in a statement:

We have investigated the incident that occurred at Wrigley Field on May 7, 2019, where an individual was observed on camera using an offensive hand gesture that is associated with racism. The long-standing Chicago Cubs Guest Code of Conduct is in place to ensure a safe, comfortable and enjoyable environment for all fans and prohibits unacceptable behavior. After a review of last night’s broadcast footage, we concluded this individual’s actions violated the Guest Code of Conduct.

As a result, 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. We further communicated if he attempts to enter Wrigley Field or other ticketed areas he may be subject to prosecution for criminal trespass to property.

(h/t Daily Caller)

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."