I know what you’re thinking, but it’s 2019 and apparently something has changed with the “circle game.”
During last night’s broadcast, reporter Doug Glanville was doing a live shot near some Cubs fans in the stands when one guy could be seen playing around with the camera.
While doing so, many noticed that he apparently started to flash a “white power sign.”
Over the past few years, that sign has become less about a game and more connected white supremacists, most notably, the suspect accused of killing 50 Muslims in New Zealand who used it during a court appearance.
The Cubs sent a release after the game, and they will be investigating the incident:
We are currently investigating an incident that occurred during the Cubs’ May 7 broadcast on NBC Sports Chicago while reporter Doug Glanville was on the air. An individual seated behind Mr. Glanville used what appears to be an offensive hand gesture that is associated with racism.
Such ignorant and repulsive behavior is not tolerated at Wrigley Field. We are reviewing the incident thoroughly because no one should be subjected to this type of offensive behavior.
Any derogatory conduct should be reported immediately to our ballpark staff. Any individual behaving in this manner will not only be removed from the ballpark, but will be permanently banned from Wrigley Field.