There was outrage by those on the Left after a hand gesture seen at the Army-Navy game was assumed to be a white supremacist symbol.
Task and Purpose reported that cadets and midshipmen were captured on ESPN’s pre-game show making the hand gesture that is commonly known as the “ok” sign but has been labeled as a hate symbol by the Anti-Defamation League.
An investigation was launched…no kidding!
Apparently, anytime someone uses the ok sign now, the Leftists accuse them of being a white supremacist. The Anti-Defamation League added the symbol to their list of hate symbols.
That is unless you are on the Left, and then it’s ok to use the sign.
After the US Naval Academy and West Point investigated the incident, they found that the hand gestures seen at the Army-Navy game were part of the “circle game” and not a white supremacist symbol:
“The investigating officer concluded that the cadets were playing a common game, popular among teenagers today, known as the ‘circle game’ and the intent was not associated with ideologies or movements that are contrary to the Army values.”
The “circle game” is when a person forms the “ok” sign with their hand below their waist to trick a second person into looking at it. If the second person looks at the hand gesture, that person is punched by the person who made the “ok” sign.
Everyone involved was cleared, but a West Point superintendent said the school is “disappointed by the immature behavior of the cadets.”