University of Nebraska changes mascot logo to avoid confusion with white power sign

By: | January 31, 2022

The University of Nebraska- Lincoln has altered its mascot logo to remove an “OK” hand gesture that white nationalists have co-opted in recent years.

The original logo featured a cartoon version of mascot Herbie Husker making the gesture: a pointer finger and thumb connected in a circle, with the remaining three fingers standing up.

But now, Herbie Husker will be depicted with just one finger up, signifying No. 1, available for licensing, the university’s athletics department confirmed Sunday.

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