Army vs Navy Game Investigated For Controversial Sign
Saturday’s Army vs Navy game is being investigated over a controversial sign.
This past weekend the Navy Midshipmen defeated the Army Black Knights 31-7.
In a perfect world everyone would have come away with the game talking about Malcolm Perry.
The Navy quarterback was phenomenal in the outing and was the most dominant player on the field all day long.
Perry rushed for 304 rushing yards and two scores on the day. That rushing yards total is the largest of any participant in the 120-game history of Army vs. Navy.
For the season, Perry has now racked up 1,804 yards – a new single-season rushing record for the program.
Unfortunately Perry’s heroics were not the big story to emerge from Saturday’s showdown.
Rather, the big story was the fact that several cadets and midshipmen are now being investigated over a controversial sign displayed during ESPN’s pre-game broadcast.
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“West Point is looking into the matter,” a spokesperson said of the matter.
“At this time we do not know the intent of the cadets.”
During the broadcast, multiple students could be seen flashing an upside-down OK sign behind ESPN host Rece Davis.
According to the Anti-Defemation League, the sign is “being used in some circles as a sincere expression of white supremacy.”
While some have suggested that the sign was racist, others say it is simply part of the “circle game.”
This game consists of someone making a circle gesture with their fingers, and if another persons looks at it, they get to be punched.
At this point, given the firestorm that has erupted, the students in question will no doubt be investigated.
Should they be?
Everyone will have their own opinion on the answer to that question.