(CBS) – The Cubs have identified and banned a fan who flashed a “white power” hand gesture during the broadcast of Tuesday night’s game against the Marlins. Team president Theo Epstein made the announcement on Wednesday. At a news conference, Epstein said the team was able to determine the fan’s name and said he can never set foot inside Wrigley Field again. “We’ve made clear how egregious and unacceptable,” Epstein said.
“That behavior has no place for it in our society, in baseball, certainly no place for it at Wrigley Field. The person responsible for that gesture will never be welcomed back at Wrigley Field. I think it’s important to have a strong response to send a message that this is a place of inclusion.” NBC Sports Chicago reporter Doug Glanville, who is black, was on the air during the third inning of the Cubs’ game against the Marlins when a fan made the hand gesture, a silent symbol for “white power.” READ MORE