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.READ MORE: State Fears Confusion After Michigan Restaurant Wins In Dining Ban Case
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.READ MORE: MSU Police Find Body That Is Believed To Be Brendan Santo In Red Cedar River
Emwazi was born in Kuwait, raised and educated in Britain and is a computer science graduate.MORE NEWS: Michigan Prisons Follows CDC, Allows COVID-Positive Staff To Work After 5 Days With Mild Symptoms
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