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US News Hitler salute! MLB coach causes scandal

14:15  07 august  2020
14:15  07 august  2020 Source:   sport1.de

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A coach from Oakland Athletics caused a scandal in Major League Baseball (MLB). The assistant coach Ryan Christenson (46) showed the Hitler salute after the victory (6: 4) against the Texas Rangers before clapping with the players. Christenson then apologized for his behavior.

"I made a mistake and I will not deny it. What I have done is unacceptable. I apologize from the bottom of my heart," said Christenson in a statement from the club. His gesture "ended unintentionally in a racist and terrible salute," said Christenson. Test

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After the victory, the professionals gathered on the sidelines. When player Liam Hendriks was available for the "elbow check" common in Corona times, Christenson held his right arm in the air. Hendriks grabbed the arm and pulled it down. Christenson repeated the Hitler salute a few seconds later.

The Oakland Athletics distanced themselves from the gesture. "We deeply regret that this happened on our field of play," said the statement: "We neither support nor tolerate this gesture or the racist thoughts behind it." The club has not yet announced any consequences.

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