Baseball club the Chicago Cubs have issued an indefinite ban for an unidentified fan after he made an alleged racist gesture which is associated with the alt-right and ‘white supremacy’ behind the back of an African American commentator.
The incident took place this Tuesday as former Cubs player Doug Glanville, was working as an on-field reporter during Chicago’s 5-2 win over the Miami Marlins.
People stated that the thumb-and-forefinger ‘OK’ hand gesture that has become associated with white supremacy should be interpreted as ‘racist’ towards Mr Glanville.
Cubs president Theo Epstein said the incident was “truly disgusting” and told reporters on Wednesday the person would “never be welcome back to Wrigley Field.”
The sports club issued a statement soon after, saying: “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, effective immediately, he will not be permitted on the grounds of Wrigley Field or other ticketed areas indefinitely.”