South Dakota police are investigating an allegation that a group of men in a skybox at a minor-league hockey game Saturday dumped beer and yelled racial slurs at Native American children—some as young as 9 years old—causing the group to leave early.
Whether it be for self-preservation or just out of an admirable instinct to do the right thing, the Kansas City Chiefs are making a concerted effort to solicit local Native groups' input into their pageantry and traditions. What a concept.
I tell this story often.
The New York Mets, a baseball team that does not possess a cartoonish mascot named Chief Wahoo or a fanbase that likes to do the Tomahawk Chop during games, has somehow managed to piss off an American Indian nonprofit organization. And it all went down in the Metsiest way possible.