r. Just someone who hasn’t ever thought about the fact that what he’s doing…eted Covid-era elbow bump. And in a bizarre twist, it looks like he was actually telling the truth. Okay, so not a Nazi sympathizer. Just someone who hasn’t ever thought about the fact that what he’s doing is functionally the same thing. We hope he’s better at coaching than he is at… thinking. (Complex)
It's not functionally the same thing. That would be like saying that a child raising their hand in class at less than a 90 degree angle is functionally the same as a white power salute.
And what is the evidence that he "hasn't ever thought about what he's doing"? In the clip on Twitter that you linked, he was shown immediately laughing and acknowledging that he realized what he did by accident. If he hadn't ever thought about that, he wouldn't have realized it at all, or shrugged it off, right?