Cubs Permanently Ban Fan For Life After He Flashed OK Sign On National TV – Same Day They Bring Back Player Suspended For Domestic Violence!
Guest post by Bright Start News
The Cubs announced yesterday that they are permanently banning a fan who made the mistake of goofing off on camera, playing “the circle game” or OK sign on national television.
For those who were never teenage boys, the circle game is described as follows by the Urban Dictionary:
The Circle Game
A game of peripheral vision, trickery and motor skills.
The game starts out when the Offensive Player creates a circle with their thumb and forefinger, not unlike an “A-Okay” signal, somewhere below his waist.
His goal is to trick another person into looking at his hand. If the Victim looks at the hand, he has lost the game, and is subsequently hit on the bicep with a closed fist, by the offensive player.
Although the upside-down “OK” sign the man made behind Glanville has more benign connotations, including as part of what’s known as “the circle game,” the Cubs were unconvinced that was the proper context.
“Whether this person is going to ultimately say he intended it, that he was playing ‘the circle game’ or some other stunt, the judgment to use that in connection with a respected reporter who happens to be African-American doing his job … that connection and, in his mind, coincidence is not going to fly here,” Kenney said earlier Wednesday on WSCR-AM 670, the team’s flagship radio station.
Kenney said the team had “reached the conclusion that it’s more likely than not that this person was using that hand signal as a racist way of interfering with everyone’s enjoyment” of the telecast.
Of course, they reached that conclusion without ever speaking to the man, They could tell just by looking at him:
“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, effectively immediately, he will not be permitted on the grounds of Wrigley Field or other ticketed areas indefinitely,” Kenney said.
Can you blame the guy for not wanting to come forward and have his life ruined by an angry progressive mob?
Keep in mind that this decision was announced on the same day the Cubs brought back Addison Russell, who was accused of beating his wife.
Addison Russell was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball on Friday after his ex-wife opened up about abuse allegations against the Chicago Cubs shortstop in a blog post this week.
Melisa Reidy-Russell wrote that she suffered physical and emotional abuse throughout their two-year marriage and that the mistreatment severely affected her.
“With the new details revealed … by Ms. Russell, Mr. Russell has been placed on Administrative Leave in accordance with the Joint MLB-MLBPA Domestic Violence Policy,” MLB said in a statement Friday. “We are hopeful that this new information will allow us to complete the investigation as promptly as possible.”
The Cubs suspended Russell for 40 games.
Two weeks later, on Oct. 3, MLB suspended Russell for 40 games. Russell did not appeal the decision.
Apparently, beating your wife carries a smaller penalty with the Cubs than playing the circle game in proximity to a black man.
Last…was Joe Ricketts banned from Wrigley Field after it was discovered that he sent racist jokes through email?
Joe’s son owns the Cubs.
So…Let’s recap…Racist jokes by the owner’s dad are bad, but won’t earn him a lifetime ban from Wriggly. Beating your wife is bad, but won’t get you banned from playing for the Cubs either. Playing the circle game near a black man…LIFETIME BAN! If only the fan was a billionaire, or an MLB ball player, then he’d deserve a second chance.
America has lost its mind, all because Hillary Clinton didn’t win.