Cubs Ban Fan From Wrigley Field For Racist Gesture
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The Chicago Cubs announced on Wednesday that the fan who made an apparent racist gesture has been banned from Wrigley Field for life.
It happened during Tuesday night's win over the Miami Marlins. Dugout reporter and studio analyst Doug Glanville was reporting from the 3rd base line when a fan lowered his hand into the shot to make the gesture.
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In a statement Wednesday, the Cubs said they reviewed the footage and decided that the fan's actions violated the team's guest code of conduct. The team said it is not disclosing the name of the fan.
"It doesn't matter either way,'' Cubs spokesman Julian Green said. "This was bad judgment on the part of the individual. Whether sophomoric behavior or some other stunt, to use that in connection with a respected journalist, who happens to be African American, and doing his job to deliver enjoyment to our fans is ignorant. It has no place [at] Wrigley Field.''