An Army cadet accused of making a White Power hand signal during the Army Navy game has said he was simply carrying out the wishes of his Commander in Chief.
“Or have I totally misread the situation? Because I don’t think I have.”
Though he says he wasn’t explicitly given the order, he insists it defacto existed anyway.
“He didn’t order me not to make a White Power signal, so based on all other information available to me it seemed that’s exactly what he wanted”
However legal experts says the cadet may be out of luck relying on this argument if it’s proven that the gesture was made.
“We established at Nuremberg that merely following the orders of a racist authoritarian is not a sufficient defence for this sort of thing.”