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A’s bench coach sorry for ‘unintentionally’ making apparent Nazi salute

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Oakland Athletics bench coach Ryan Christenson apologized Thursday for “unintentionally” making a gesture resembling a Nazi salute following the A’s win over the Texas Rangers. Christenson was seen on camera extending his right arm in the air as the team was making its way off the field, engaging in an elbow bump celebration with coaches. Closer Liam Hendriks could be seen correcting Christenson’s gesture so it fit what the rest of the team was doing. Christenson then turned around and repeated the gesture. “No, no straight arm, you have to bend your elbow,” Christenson said Hendriks told him, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. “Oh, I see what you mean, oh no, it’s like ‘Heil Hitler.'” Teams have moved away from traditional high-fives to follow social distancing rules set forth by Major League Baseball. In a statement Thursday, Christenson said he was attempting to adapt the elbow bump gesture that the team does instead of high-fives