This is the sort of disgraceful bind an organization works its way into when it offsets the progress of finally acknowledging the offensive nature of a team’s racist caricature logo by then continuing to sell merchandise featuring the racist caricature logo in order to appease the team’s very worst fans:
The Cleveland Indians finally made the decision to at least scale back the use of the Chief Wahoo logo, starting next season, when the racist caricature will be removed from Indians uniforms, mostly so that the Cleveland Indians will be allowed to host the 2019 MLB All-Star Game. It’s a half-measure, and a cynical…
Cleveland Indians legend Jim Thome got a well-deserved first-ballot Hall of Fame nod this year, and after some apparent discussion, as well as a specific request by Thome, the slugger will go in on a plaque bearing the Cleveland “Block C” logo, rather than the “Chief Wahoo” Native American caricature that Thome wore…
After the Cleveland Indians announced that they’ll be taking Chief Wahoo off of team uniforms by 2019, the Washington NFL team naturally drew scrutiny. Would they follow suit and ditch their comically racist name for something more palatable, or at least scrub their logo for something more neutral?
The Cleveland Indians will no longer sport images of their racist mascot Chief Wahoo on team uniforms starting in 2019. Major League Baseball announced the change this morning, saying in a statement that the caricature was “no longer appropriate for use on the field.”
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has been waging a rather tepid war against the Cleveland Indians in an attempt to get the team to abandon its racist Chief Wahoo logo. The team has previously been dodgy when asked to elaborate on when and if something might actually be done about the logo, but team owner Paul Dolan got…
The Cleveland Indians played their home opener yesterday, and before the game protesters who want the team to ditch its racist Chief Wahoo logo gathered outside of the stadium. Cleveland.com sent a reporter to take some video of the protest, and he came away with plenty of footage of angry white men shouting things…
MLB says Commissioner Rob Manfred “desire[s]” to have the Cleveland Indians “transition away from the Chief Wahoo logo,” and insists that “specific steps” are being taken in conjunction with team executives to find a “positive resolution” to the issue.
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.