The Pittsburgh Pirates issued a statement about “Jihadi John” wearing their cap


We live in weird times.

This . . .

Leads to this official statement from the Pittsburgh Pirates:

“The classic gold P stands for Pittsburgh and is worn by our players, coaches and fans with a great sense of pride,” the statement read. “It is absolutely sickening to everyone within the Pirates organization, and to our great fans, to see this murderer wearing a Pirates cap in this old photo.”

I’m not going to go back and check, but I am fairly confident this is the first time since the advent of baseball that a club has felt the need to distance itself from an actual terrorist like this.