Chicago Cubs Ban Fan After ‘Racist’ Gesture

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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)

NBC even censored the photo of the gesture in their story.

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.

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