Racist Fan with Nazi Tattoos Spotted at Cleveland Indians Game (Pic)
There are a lot of people out there who think the Cleveland Indians’ Chief Wahoo logo is racist and should be discontinued. However, on Sunday, for once, Chief Wahoo was not the most controversial image at Progressive Field.
An Indians fan named Martin Gecovich tweeted at the club during Sunday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays to complain about a shirtless guy with Nazi tattoos on his neck and lower back.
The tattoos were not exactly subtle, either. One was a Nazi Reichsadler, or Imperial Eagle, pearched atop a swastika. The other was a locomotive with a swastika on the front, most likely a reference to the trains that carried prisoners to Nazi death camps.
Both tattoos are incredibly offensive. Take a look:
Unfortunately, we don’t know what happened to the racist fan. Some people defended his freedom of speech (via tattoo) on Twitter:
It’s his body & a free country. I don’t agree with it but unless he’s physically harming you or threatening harm, he can do what he wants.
— George Davidson (@GeorgeDavidson8) July 23, 2017
However, others correctly pointed out that the Cleveland Indians are not the federal government, and that it would have been fully within their rights to tell the man to put on a shirt or get the hell out:
The Indians aren’t the federal government, they can tell him to put on a shirt or he’ll be escorted out/barred from attending games
— kevin (@theycallmeleehe) July 23, 2017
People have been ejected from baseball games for a lot less than celebrating genocide. Making this shithead put on a shirt or leave would have been the right thing to do from a PR standpoint.
Alas, the Cleveland Indians have yet to issue a statement on the matter.
Hat Tip – [Deadspin]