null null Baseball null The White Sox came under fire for including a photo of lynching victim Emmett Till in a scoreboard segment about "famous people from Chicagoland" during Saturday's game against the Twins, causing the team

to apologize.Till was a 14-year-old visiting his family in Mississippi in 1955 when he was hung by a mob for allegedly flirting with a white man's wife. The man and his half-brother were tried for murder but acquitted by an all-white jury. Till's death is considered a huge turning point in the civil rights movement and made him a martyr for equal rights in the African American community.The White Sox included Till's photo between "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak and writer Orson Welles as a “Other famous people from Chicagoland include" segment, which didn't sit well with many people. I have questions.— Charlie J. Johnson (@Charliemagne) June 29, 2019The backlash prompted the White Sox to release a statement, in which they admitted that including Till was in "poor form."“It was done as a list of famous and iconic Chicagoans, so the person who did it (a member of the scoreboard staff) felt like Emmett Till is an iconic face of the civil rights movement in Chicago," Scott Reifert, White Sox senior vice president for communications, told the Chicago Tribune. “I pointed out that, probably in retrospect, it’s poor form. Related News wrap: Josh Bell's 3 home runs help Pirates demolish Cubs "We talked about it. He regretted it. Certainly, he admitted it was a mistake. The intent certainly wasn’t to insult anybody, not Emmett Till by any means. It was, in a sense, famous Chicagoans.”Reifert said Till was included on the list because he was well-known within the civil rights movement, but admitted placing him next to Sajak, a game show host, wasn't the best idea.“When you look at it, it doesn’t feel right,” Reifert said. "It doesn’t pass that test, but it certainly wasn’t done with any sense of pointing … I can’t even think of the right word to describe that. It was basically a list that (the staff member) put together of famous Chicagoans, and Emmett Till landed on that list. I said, ‘Well, you know, I think in retrospect, it probably (would be) easy to not put him on and nobody blinks, right?’ But Michelle Obama was on the list and others were on the list.“The other point I made with him was, next to Pat Sajak, kind of minimalizes (this) is a young man that lost his life and certainly has become an icon of the civil rights movement, but for not good reasons. He got it.”Reifert added that the staff member understood why there was an uproar and was deeply apologetic.