White Sox Poncho Promotion Makes Stadium Look Like a KKK Rally

Warner Tood Huston, Breitbart, July 8, 2014

The Chicago White Sox thought they had a great promotion idea by giving fans White Sox rain ponchos to wear in the stands during the July 2 game. Unsurprisingly they were produced in a brilliant white color. The problem only became obvious when fans started putting the things on, giving TV viewers the feeling that the stands were filled with pointy KKK hoods.

The ponchos were welcomed by the fans in the stands, of course, because it was a rainy day, but it sure didn’t make for a desirable visual for Chicago’s South Side team.

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  • MekongDelta69

    I’m looking for racism under the bed…
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    looking…
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    looking…
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    Oop – I found some. White ponchos.
    Hey maaaaa. I found RACISM.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Yo son, white ponchos be racist.

      And yellow raincoats be makin’ fun of Orientals. Nome sane?

    • propagandaoftruth

      There wasn’t a riot was there? Nice evening at the ballpark.

  • baldowl

    Hahahahahaha!

  • ncpride

    Unsurprisingly they were produced in a brilliant white color.

    And we all know anything in the country labeled ‘Too White’ is the worst sin ever, even clothing. What a ridiculous story. Anything , and I mean anything, to attack all things White.

    • r j p

      Other color choice would have been black …..
      Or maybe the rainbow stripes of the 70s.

      • Spikeygrrl

        Tsk, tsk, tsk. Didn’t your two mommies teach you that rainbow stripes honor persons of the LGBTQRSTUVWXYZ persuasion? Off to the reeducation camps with you!

        • r j p

          Are you going to be my re-education camp counselor?

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    So let me get this straight…

    It was wrong to judge Trayvon Martin and his ilk for wearing hoodies, but now all of a sudden, hoods are bad??

    • Bobbala

      … for white people. Black people are still free to stay dry.

      • Tim_in_Indiana

        …and they are still free to hide their identities!

    • TruthBeTold

      Yes.

  • r j p

    Great picture, especially considering where the ballpark is.

    • Tim_in_Indiana

      Too bad they weren’t real. Maybe Chicago would’ve finally been cleared of some of its gang members.

  • Dave West

    A black person would probably be safer at a KKK rally than walking through the South Side of Chicago on a friday night, or any night I suppose!

    • r j p

      Only in “the movies” would a KKK rally be more dangerous.

      • Lagerstrom

        Dude, like uh, haven’t you seen ‘Mississippi Burning’?

        • Dave West

          You can tell a movie is complete bull when every black person in the film is peaceful, reasonable, intelligent, and a victim of constant, unrelenting white racism.

    • disqus_irCdmAu8It

      So true, so true…Blacks are at greater risk from other Blacks than Whites any day. In fact, Whites pose no threats to Blacks.

    • willbest

      Case in point see the Dave Chappelle skit where he is a black blind KKK member.

    • SoulInvictus

      I worked with a black photographer that did a group shoot for a KKK group in GA.
      He said it was more than a little strange but that they went out of their way to be congenial.
      Needless to say he was most definitely safer than a walk through Baltimore, Chicago or Philly on any given night.
      And that really says it all.

      • Alexandra1973

        My understanding is that other than the undercover people DB Cooper referred to, your average Klansman doesn’t just go after blacks because they’re black…they just make sure they’re kept in line.

        As long as there was no, heh, monkey business, that black photographer was fine.

      • Dave West

        I watched a Discovery Channel documentary on the KKK, in the interviews they sounded more reasonable than half of congress and almost 100% of libtards.

  • You can bet that there are white liberals commenting that the Sox should have known that this was racist and hateful and that they did it deliberately. They will also be demanding that someone be fired over this act of hateful racism.

    White liberals always demand a sacrificial lamb. Wait, lambs are white too. Like Anthony Cumia, Paula Deen, etc., etc.

  • LACountyRedneck

    You mean I could have gone to that ball game in my regular outfit and no one would have noticed?

    When’s the next poncho game?!

  • D.B. Cooper

    Remember all of you wannabe Klansmen and women: In a group of at least 12 Klansmen, ALWAYS expect one to be an undercover FBI agent, another an undercover cop, another an undercover reporter, and another a paid informant.
    Remember that, and you’ll be fine.

    • Jefferson

      The number of real true legit KKK members left in the U.S today is smaller than the population of the Polynesian island nation of Palau.

      In the U.S you have a higher chance of bumping into a Tranny than you have of bumping into a KKK member.

  • IstvanIN

    Absurd, they look like rain ponchos. The press is out of control.

  • Luca

    No doubt Obama and Eric Holder will be looking into this. (Priorities being what they are.)

  • Looks like gangsters wearing hoodies to me .

  • MikeofAges

    They were made in color which would be visible at night. Some people are going to take them home and wear them again.

  • NotTooSwift

    I thought they were to honor Travon.

  • NotTooSwift

    You think the hoods are stupid, check this out. After the 1968 riots in Baltimore, the Baltimore Orioles had Bat Night at Memorial Stadium. They never did that again.

  • dd121

    I used to like the Rockies but damn…now I’m a White Sox fan.

  • disqus_irCdmAu8It

    Jesse Jackson, the biggest racist in the USA will demand millions in reparations.

  • So CAL Snowman

    It’s even funnier because they were playing the Angels and the KKK team won. How do you spin that one liberals?

  • Rhialto

    The Liberal commentator seemed to be making a joke out of the situation. He or she also gave examples of other non-racial promotions that caused serious problems. So I’m not sure that this is an example of mirage-Racism.

  • Free hoodies for sports-fan-idiots is now bad if the clothing is white.

    Boycott all team sports.

  • Magician

    This is about as ridiculous as, saying, “Chicago White Sox” must be a racist, KKK team because the name of the team contains the dreadful word, “white”

  • MBlanc46

    This has still got nothing on Disco Demolition night.

    • TXCriollo

      Nope it does not thank God disco demolition night was not called rap night would have been a lot worse

      • MBlanc46

        They wouldn’t have had to pay to demolish the Baseball Palace of the World.

  • TruthBeTold

    They used white ponchos because they’re the White Sox.

    The question is will they change the color of the ponchos because of this.

    • Dave West

      Some libtard blogger at the Huffington Post will probably write an article on how the “racist” White Sox owner is promoting the KKK!

  • meanqueen

    LOL! (just for the record, I do NOT support the KKK)

  • Spikeygrrl

    Now THAT is FUNNY!!!!!

  • Garrett Brown

    Now this is comedy!

  • Chris

    Look like hoodies to me.

  • Nancy

    Funny…my family is currently in Florida, and EVERYONE breaks out the white ponchos at Disney and Universal each time it rains. I didn’t notice a similarity, nor did I hear anyone else complaining (at least, not about the hoodies…but there was LOTS of complaining about the 8-hour wait time for the new Harry Potter ride at Diagon Alley).

    What I did find notable: by far the rudest, most difficult visitors to the theme parks were non-English-speaking foreigners. They take ALL of the employees’ time when buying something, cut in line by acting like they “don’t understand” where a line begins, and expect American whites to overlook their behavior.

  • Erika525

    Keep in mind that we are talking about the WHITE Sox. I used to attend games there and almost never, never saw a black at the game. And there was a huge all-black public housing project within easy walking distance. Blacks are just no longer interested in baseball and I take this as one more item in growing self-segregation. Perhaps there are now just too few blacks playing in the major leagues,

  • Bill

    Now THAT’S funny!