Well people are flipping out because some cadets made the “OK” hand symbol that alt-right morons have taken up to troll the left, and also some white supremacists use to join in.
A little while ago a Coast Guard member made the hand gesture during a live shot on MSNBC about a hurricane, and they hurry-canned him for it. That might have been accidental, this definitely seems like they did it intentionally:
— Fella (@BruthaManTho) December 14, 2019
So here go:
Superintendents of @WestPoint_USMA and @navalacademy,— David Cay Johnston (@DavidCayJ) December 15, 2019
Are you going to discipline the cadets & midshipmen who flashed white power signs at the Army Navy game?
Note: video shows they timed their racist hand signals to make sure they’d appear on the Jumbotron.
And it’s being investigated:
Spokespersons from the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy told USA TODAY Sports they have been made aware of the issue – which blossomed on social media as the game wore on – and the schools are looking into it.
A spokesperson for West Point said the academy was investigating and did “not know the Cadets’ intent.”
Maybe they were just screwing around. But, if you’re gonna do something like that, you better accept the consequences of your actions. No one can plead ignorance about what they’re asking for at this point.
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Well that’s it for Saturday. We hope your weekend is going great so far.
Y’all have an open thread. Here’s some comment fodder:
Meanwhile, in South Carolina... pic.twitter.com/xydkIFPNTd— Best of Nextdoor (@bestofnextdoor) December 15, 2019
My mom set up my brothers elf on the shelf like they were playing in snow and the last three pictures is what we woke up to instead... pic.twitter.com/pxCNW4FtZn— Si🦋 (@isiarraswanson) December 11, 2019
LOL! God bless that governor.