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Eagles players had ‘no idea’ they were using a white supremacist gesture – The Age

The West Coast Eagles say players who posed for a photo while making a hand gesture adopted by white supremacists made an innocent mistake.



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West Coast Eagles players who posed for a celebratory team photo making a hand symbol that has been used by far right groups were playing a game and had no idea of its alternative meaning, the club has said.
Three Eagles players – Jack Redden, Alex Witherden and Jamaine Jones – posed in the photo with their hands on their knees in an upside-down OK symbol, with the thumb to forefinger forming a circle.
The photo was posted on Instagram.
Eagles players, three of them using a controversial hand gesture,…

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