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. (RELATED: MLB Star Addison Russell Hit With Massive Suspension After Allegedly Abusing His Ex-Wife)
Wow, just…wow. https://t.co/h3QlDuxVZ6 When a kid gets banned for playing a game that’s been around for 50 years you know you’re in a twilight zone. This is what happens when you have liberals on the lookout for anything that MIGHT be possibly racism. Circle game = racism now
— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) May 9, 2019
The Cubs have banned a fan for life for trying to make you look so he can punch you in the arm. The country has gone absolutely insane. pic.twitter.com/WVizOnwixX
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) May 9, 2019
NBC even censored the photo of the gesture in their story.
Chicago Cubs fan, who appeared to flash a hand gesture that has become associated with white supremacy behind a black sports reporter while he was on air, has been banned from Wrigley Field. https://t.co/c4b8GvqJVI
— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 9, 2019
Are we losing our mind as a society?
This is yet another example of the politically correct hysteria that has run rough-shot over our culture and institutions.
Hopefully, the Cubs come to their senses soon and reverse this absurd decision.