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#pounditTuesday, October 19, 2021

Dodgers under fire for taking issue with fan’s wardrobe selection

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have faced some criticism this week after they refused to allow a woman to wear a shirt inside Dodger Stadium that they deemed inappropriate.

Halley Pollock, a lifelong Dodgers fan who describes herself as a women’s rights advocate, was wearing a T-shirt with a diagram of a uterus on it that read “NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN.” She says she was stopped by a stadium employee just after her ticket was scanned, and security told her the shirt was offensive.

“My reaction was, ‘What could possibly be offensive about a uterus?’” Pollock told CBS2 News in Los Angeles. “There’s nothing offensive about my shirt. My shirt is an image, a line drawing of a uterus.”

Pollock was told she either had to wear her jacket over the shirt or leave the game, and she and her boyfriend chose to leave. She said she was forced to stand in front of security guards while they stared at the shirt to determine if it was appropriate, which she felt was “ridiculous.”

Making matters worse, Pollock says, is that she saw women walking around wearing shirts that read “She Wants the D,” which feature the Dodgers logo but are an obvious sexual innuendo. The team released a statement to CBS2 when asked about the incident.

“There is no dress code but under our Fan Code of Conduct, we have several provisions about indecent clothing,” the statement read. “We’re not going to comment on this specific incident, but we are in contact with Ms. Pollock and are reviewing it internally.”

We’ve seen instances where fans were not allowed to wear shirts that insulted players, but this was nothing like that. It will be interesting to see how the Dodgers respond to Pollock.

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