BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates say it’s “absolutely sickening” to see a photo of the Islamic State militant known as “Jihadi John” wearing a Pirates hat.

Sky News published a photo Friday of Mohammed Emwazi, who officials say is the masked frontman for IS hostage beheading videos. The photo (http://bit.ly/1G0K0V9 ), taken from University of Westminster student records, shows Emwazi wearing a hat with the Pirates’ distinctive “P” logo. The AP has been unable to verify the photo.

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The Pirates said in a statement that it was sickening to everyone in the organization “to see this murderer wearing a Pirates cap in this old photo.” The team says the gold “P” stands for Pittsburgh and is worn by players, coaches and fans with pride.

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Emwazi was born in Kuwait, raised and educated in Britain and is a computer science graduate.

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