WWE Raw outrage as man spotted ‘wearing KKK hood’ in virtual crowd

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WWE fans have been left outraged after an image of what appeared to be a Klu Klux Klan rally was displayed on their virtual fan wall on the latest edition of Monday Night Raw.

The image of a man in a KKK hood speaking into a microphone was displayed during the final segment of the show as Rey Mysterio and his son Dominik faced Seth Rollins and Murphy.

Fans have also been seen displaying a photo of Chris Benoit and a sign in support of wrestler MJF, who works for WWE's rival promotion All Elite Wrestling.

WWE have been running shows without fans for months and decided to introduce a virtual fan wall to help recreate the atmosphere of a live crowd.

Speaking about the virtual fan setup and experience, WWE's chief brand officer Stephanie McMahon said: "So many things are going to be different.

"Not only are we now going back to arena setting, but now we are going to the Amway Center, which is where we have our residency.

"It allows us the opportunity to have state of the art production with pyro and drones. We’re going to have 1,000 people.

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"We’re going to mix the audio, so we will have audio from the fans that are virtual and also mix in some crowd audio from previous events because we want it to feel as alive as possible and really we’re just getting back to the spectacle that is WWE.

"From the Superstar perspective, I think it’s going to help. My hats go off to our talent and the fact that they’ve been performing without that live interaction.

"I mean, our fans are part of our show. They are our secret sauce. And we have really been missing them, so it’s exciting to get them back.

"I think that it’ll definitely provide that real time feedback that our Superstars need or crave, I should say, when they are in the ring.

"And then I think for the audience it is obviously a very different way to be involved, but they are such a part of our show. We need them."

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