Kathy Griffin deletes tweet about Covington teens 'throwing up the new nazi sign': report

If it were basketball, comedian Kathy Griffin might have been charged with a technical foul.

On Tuesday, Griffin reportedly deleted a Twitter message that included a photo of teens playing basketball that she captioned, "Covington's finest throwing up the new nazi sign,” a reference to the high school students seen in a viral video that showed the high schoolers with some Native Americans in Washington, D.C., over the weekend.

But what Griffin apparently thought was a white-supremacist hand gesture may have instead been a common and harmless "OK" sign, according to reports. The "OK" is typically seen on basketball courts after a player hits a three-point shot, the New York Post reported.

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Griffin told the Post's Page Six that “MSNBC’s Chris Hayes was kind enough to reply and correct me, so I deleted the tweet.”

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She had previously taken issue with the students of Covington Catholic, calling for them to be shamed for their behavior in Washington, D.C. But other reports surfacing later revealed a much broader story than much of the press initially reported.

Fox News’ Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.