Oakland A coach Ryan Christenson has a few explanations.
After today’s A game against the Texas Rangers, Christenson was seen pretending to give the Nazi salute. Closest to A, Liam Hendricks, noticed the salute and immediately lowered Christenson’s arm.
Uhhhh what the hell @Athletics @AthleticsPR?? Good to Liam for shutting that shit up, but your guy gives a Nazi salute, twice. It doesn’t matter if it’s a joke, it’s not cool. Everyone in that uniform is leading by example, and that’s bullshit. pic.twitter.com/YnllNST2Py
– Robert (@robert_etc) Aug 6, 2020
Update: Christenson released a statement and said he “unintentionally” did something that resembled Nazi salute.
Fans were not with Christenson and immediately called for the coach’s dismissal.
Ryan Christenson should be kicked out of baseball for good, immediately. So much the better for Liam Hendriks for having canceled his Nazi salute. Kidding or not, there’s no room for that. https://t.co/TyeEMAn20Z
– Mike Wilner (@ Wilnerness590) August 7, 2020
So is MLB going to do anything to get A’s bench coach Ryan Christenson to do a Nazi salute, or? https://t.co/r2PhDDl1xT
– 👮♂️🚫Thomas Chaturbate Williams🚫👮♂️ (@alexthistlewood) Aug 6, 2020
Ryan Christenson should never work on another MLB game.
– Jake Elman (@ JakeElman97) August 7, 2020