The “woke” takeover of sports is ramping up.
Liberals have put their politics front and center in the sports world.
Now one football team changed its mascot for a reason that will leave you speechless.
Leftists have become paranoid about the threat of white supremacy in America.
Nothing exemplifies this more than believing that the “OK” hand gesture is a white supremacist symbol.
Online trolls on the dark web started the idea that the hand symbol was actually a W and a P for “white power.”
The Left fell for it and began claiming that anyone using the OK symbol was cryptically supporting white supremacy.
Suddenly liberals were finding “white supremacists” everywhere, even though everyone of all races has used that symbol forever.
Now the Nebraska Cornhuskers are altering their mascot Herbie Husker because he allegedly made the OK gesture, and the school wanted to make clear that the mascot does not represent white supremacy.
University of Nebraska is changing their cartoon mascot because they still think the ok gesture is a secret white supremacy symbol pic.twitter.com/bm4guTkqLV
— James Ronald Halpert-Swanson (@HalpertSwanson) January 29, 2022
This is how absurd the culture has become.
Mascots that have been around for decades are now being seen as potential symbols of white supremacy.
Leftists need the specter of white supremacy to push their radical agenda on the American people.
The civil rights battles of the past were all won, and now there is a supply shortage of actual racists.
So liberals invent invisible dragons to slay.
Nebraska athletics said in a statement:
“The concern about the hand gesture was brought to our attention by our apparel provider and others, and we decided to move forward with a revised Herbie Husker logo…The process of changing the logo began in 2020, and we updated our brand guidelines in July of 2021. The revised logo is now the only Herbie Husker mark available to licensees.”
Goofy online memes are now forcing universities to completely rebrand iconic mascots.
The culture has reached peak absurdity.
The revision to Herbie was so subtle that Scott Strunc of Omaha, owner of one of the largest Huskers merchandise stores, said he didn’t notice it until it was shown to him by a reporter.
Strunc said he had no idea the OK sign could have a different meaning. He said he understands why the university made the change.
“It’s just the world we live in,” Strunc said.
The cultural fight has extended into other ridiculous avenues as well.
Candy companies and food brands are also changing their mascots and logos because of foolish political considerations.