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WWE issues statement on Ku Klux Klan footage on RAW

WWE is working to ban virtual fan who showed Ku Klux Klan video during the broadcast.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: August 26, 2020 4:34:41 pm
wwe raw, kkkWWE issued a statement over the last episode of RAW. (Screengrab/RAW)

Reacting to the Ku Klux Klan video aired during Raw, WWE said on Tuesday night that it will ban the virtual fan responsible behind the act.

The fan, whose screen was visible, was seen in the offensive action during the Raw main event where Dominic Mysterio was in action against Buddy Murphy.

The KKK outfit which was spotted towards the end of the show was not removed from a YouTube RAW clip either.

Ever since WWE debuted the state of art set dubbed as the “ThunderDome”, where thousands of virtual fans stream in live from their homes there has been a concern of trolls disrupting the show with offensive content.

WWE issued a brief statement regarding the matter:

“This abhorrent behavior does not reflect WWE‘s values and we have zero tolerance for these unacceptable acts. We are working to ban those involved from future events and per our policies, any inappropriate actions result in the removal from the live stream.”

Here are some of the video/screen captures that were gathered:

Like the NBA, the WWE has attempted to replace spectators with virtual fans but it is still unclear how much time WWE had to edit that broadcast before it aired.

Meanwhile, after Summerslam, RAW recorded its best numbers (in terms of viewership) since the night after Wrestlemania. This past Monday Night Raw drew 2.028 million viewers and a 0.67 rating.

It’s no secret that WWE Monday Night Raw has drawn the lowest ratings in its 27-year history in the calendar year of 2020.

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