Baseball Fan Catches Foul Gesture

A middle finger was extended at an Angels-Yankees game. It's who made the gesture that's surprising

By Jonathan Lloyd
|  Wednesday, Apr 28, 2010  |  Updated 8:51 PM PDT
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An usher pointed the way for a Yankees fan Saturday at Angel Stadium. The problem was that he used his middle finger.

The fan, Jose Gonzalez, took a picture of the gesture -- precious memories of a day at the ballpark.

"He was 100-percent in the wrong," said Tim Mead, Angels spokesperson said of the usher. "We don't condone it. The gentleman is on an investigatory suspension, right now. It's a decision we made as soon as we heard all the details and all the facts."

The encounter occurred after Gonzalez's friend, Yankees fan James Galgano, was ejected by stadium security in the eighth inning of Saturday's game.

Gonzalez said he wanted to know why Galgano got the boot.

"The usher looked at me and said, 'You don't speak English, get the f--- out,'" Gonzalez said... in English. "He then looked at my wife and said, 'You look like you speak English, why are you with them?'"

The Angels organization said a fan had complained that Galgano was using profanity and ushers repeatedly asked him to stop. Galgano said he had a few beers, but never used profanity.

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