USA Today Makes Massive Headline Blunder About Theo Epstein and Banned Cubs Fan on Twitter

Max Staley
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A Chicago Cubs fan recently received a life-time ban from Wrigley Field after he was caught flashing a questionable hand gesture on TV during a Cubs game. While Theo Epstein and the rest of Chicago's front office were widely praised for acting decisively, one USA Today tweet didn't exactly paint them in the best light.

According to this Tweet, Epstein was the one who got banned for life for flashing a racist gesture, which is obviously not the case. Yikes.

To the publication's credit, USA Today quickly deleted the tweet and sent out an updated version.

This was nothing more than a copy-editing mistake, and it's hard to believe there were ever any fans who took the original tweet at face value.

The only real loser here is whoever wrote the tweet, as they probably had to answer some tough questions from their boss this morning.

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