Oakland A’s coach Ryan Christenson has some explaining to do.
After today’s A’ss game against the Texas Rangers, Christenson was seen appearing to do the Nazi salute. A’s closer Liam Hendricks noticed the salute and immediately pulled Christenson’s arm down.
Uhhhh what the fuck is this @Athletics @AthleticsPR?? Good on Liam for shutting that shit down but your guy is throwing up a Nazi salute, twice. Don’t care if it’s a joke, that’s not cool. Everyone in that uniform is setting an example, and this is bullshit. pic.twitter.com/YnllNST2Py
— Robert (@robert_etc) August 6, 2020
Update: Christenson released a statement and said he “unintentionally” did something that looked like the Nazi salute.
Fans were not with Christenson and immediately called for the coach to be fired.
Hey here is @Athletics bench coach Ryan Christenson throwing a nazi salute up not once but twice. Any updates on this, @AthleticsPR? Y'all cool with this kind of behavior or…??? https://t.co/mvmKO5WI8C
— Jamey Bainer (@jamey_bainer) August 7, 2020
We take this time to introduce you to Oakland A’s bench coach Ryan Christenson … who likely saw his last day on an MLB field
— T̷R̷O̷Y̷ ̷H̷U̷G̷H̷E̷S̷ (@TommySledge) August 7, 2020
Ryan Christenson should be thrown out of baseball for good, immediately. Good for Liam Hendriks for taking down his Nazi salute. Kidding or not, there is ZERO place for that. https://t.co/TyeEMAn20Z
— Mike Wilner (@Wilnerness590) August 7, 2020
how about y’all fire ryan christensen didn’t see any “good vibes” coming from him after the game ❤️ https://t.co/aB4nbJXs07
— tatum (@krsbrynt) August 6, 2020
— Jimmy G (@jgayinminny) August 7, 2020
His name is Ryan Christenson and he's an A's bench coach and he absolutely needs to get disciplined https://t.co/A8xKduMRXi
— Hoodie Britton ✡️ (@HoodieBritton) August 6, 2020
So is MLB going to do anything about A’s bench coach Ryan Christenson doing a Nazi salute or? https://t.co/r2PhDDl1xT
— 👮♂️🚫Thomas Chaturbate Williams🚫👮♂️ (@alexthistlewood) August 6, 2020
Ryan Christenson should never work another MLB game.
— Jake Elman (@JakeElman97) August 7, 2020