Sports Illustrated writer Grant Wahl apologized for a now-deleted tweet of his where he accused members of the Furman University soccer team of using the dreaded OK hand gesture when what they were really doing is showing support for a sick teammate:
The Anti-Defamation League has designated the OK sign as a hate symbol. But it's also true that Furman players have been showing the sign to honor No. 3 Emery May. My sincere apologies to Furman soccer & Emery for not getting the full story before I amplified an erroneous tweet. https://t.co/vV2aQ2d8Ir
— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) October 14, 2019
You see, the injured player is No. 3 and the players were making the number 3 with their hands:
??Playing the rest of the 2019 season for our brother, No. 3 Emery May?? #FurmanFamily #GetWellSoon #FUMS pic.twitter.com/Lu5Tct2LBP
— Furman Men's Soccer (@FurmanSoccer) October 13, 2019
Emery May, No. 3, tweeted on October 9 that he is being treated for blood clots:
Unfortunately, I have learned over the past two days that I currently have two blood clots in my left arm as well as one in my right lung. Thankfully, I was able to receive treatment… https://t.co/fOcOJvW4El
— Emery May (@Emery_May) October 9, 2019
Here’s a photo with the gesture that set Wahl off:
Your FUMS starting XI vs ETSU!!! ???????? pic.twitter.com/42Gp4twmEp
— Furman Men's Soccer (@FurmanSoccer) October 12, 2019
Boy, he really thought he had a scoop there, didn’t he?
Lol Grant you're consistently too woke for your own good
— ☄️RandoCalrisian⚔️ (@LandoJH) October 14, 2019
Just another example of how poor journalism has gotten…. No fact checking. No due diligence. If it fits a narrative, run with it. Shame!
— DRich (@drich318318) October 14, 2019
— EducatëdHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) October 14, 2019
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