During the Cleveland Indians’ postseason run, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred hinted that he would speak to the team’s ownership about their horrifically racist logo during the offseason. Now, apparently, he’s followed through and begun that conversation—though the conversation appears to be totally devoid of substance…
The Cleveland Indians are World Series losers, and when they report back to their home field on April 3, it should be without their racist logo, once and for all.
When cutting to commercial after the end of the top of the seventh inning, Fox cameras found this Indians fan rocking a headdress and combo blackface and redface and lingered on him for a full ten seconds. Perhaps focusing on this sad-looking man in racist cosplay is their version of a silent protest, because good…
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred made an appearance on ESPN’s Mike & Mike yesterday to shoot the shit about the World Series. Manfred said he feels good about the elevated level of interest in the historic Indians-Cubs World Series, and is stoked that there are 14 players under the age of 25 playing in the Series.
The Cleveland Indians had to know their racist-ass logo would inspire some of their numbnuts fans to show up to the first Indians World Series game since 1997 in headdresses and redface.
As if that dumbass-Indians-fan ordeal couldn't get any more surreal, it turns out one cartoonist depicted almost the exact situation in 2002.
Remember all that "IIIIIIIIIIII'm probably fucking up here" supposing we did yesterday? Yeah, about that: our redface dude had no problems with his behavior and was actually in the process of setting this Native American straight about his belief that Chief Wahoo is an offensive and racist caricature.
For all the shit we give wrong idiot Dan Snyder, there's really no question that Cleveland's Chief Wahoo is clearly and by far the most ridiculous mascot in sports. A bunch of fans have been "de-chiefing" their gear for a few years now. This guy went the other way.
The Indians are polling fans about Chief Wahoo: Amid a larger survey about the gameday experience sent to Indians fans, Cleveland is very curious how Chief Wahoo rates compared to the team's other logos. [Hardball Talk]
Here's three Cleveland fans painted to look like Chief Wahoo, and TBS kept cutting to them.
A federal appeals court just sank a coup de grace through a 17-year-old lawsuit claiming the Redskins logo is offensive. Naturally, the judges left unanswered the question of whether the logo is, in fact, offensive.
We don't want to sound like the PC police here, but seriously now: Is it really OK for Indians fans to be dressing up in red face? We're sure this is something they've been doing for a long time, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's OK.