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A’s Coach Apologizes for Apparent Nazi Salute

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Oakland A's bench coach Ryan Christenson has apologized for making a gesture that looked like a Nazi salute.

Christenson did so following the A's 6-4 win over the Rangers and closer Liam Hendriks immediately pushed his arm down.

Cameras then showed Christenson laughing and apparently raising his arm similarly a second time.

"I made a mistake and I will not deny it," Christenson said in a team issued statement.

He continued..."In the world today of COVID, I adapted our elbow bump, which we do after wins, to create some distance with the players..."

"My gesture unintentionally resulted in a racist and horrible salute that I do not believe in. What I did is unacceptable and I deeply apologize.”

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