Cleveland Indians will remove Chief Wahoo logo from uniforms

Indians removing divisive Chief Wahoo logo from uniforms

Indians removing divisive Chief Wahoo logo from uniforms

The beet red, smiling caricature of a Native American has always been a thorn in the side of those who consider it offensive and racist, with Major League Baseball finding it was no longer appropriate for a team to wear uniforms including Chief Wahoo.

"We have consistently maintained that we are cognizant and sensitive to both sides of the discussion", Dolan said.

The block-C logo became the team's primary logo beginning in the 2014 season, but Chief Wahoo lingered on, both as an official secondary logo used by the team on uniforms, signage, and more, and on official, team-licensed fan apparel.

"Major League Baseball is committed to building a culture of diversity and inclusion throughout the game", MLB's commissioner, Robert D. Manfred Jr., said in a statement. He had "de-chiefed" the jersey - his term of art - and he tweeted a picture of the ghostly outline left behind.

"I would have just ripped off the Band-Aid", Brown said. "But at the same time, I think it should be this year". "I'm glad the commissioner got involved", he said.

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The logo, a smiling cartoon man with red skin and a feather in his headband, was at the center of a legal dispute in Canada when the team played the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2016 American League Champion Series. "It is about time that people who have been here thousands of years, living in harmony with the land, be able to have their rights recognized". Advocacy groups have long pushed for the logo to be banned and had requested meetings with Manfred to talk about the issue. Many are also in opposition to the team being nicknamed the Indians at all.

The Indians had already been shifting away from using the symbol.

Sundance, a member of the Muskogee Creek nation and the executive director of the Cleveland American Indian Movement, has been a longstanding critic of Chief Wahoo.

As news of the logo's demise spread on social media on Monday, fans of the team predictably fell into one of two camps: those who applauded the team for making the right decision, and those who defended racist imagery, citing the team's "heritage". Though owner Daniel Snyder said in 2013 that he will "never change the name of the team", advocates fought unsuccessfully to invalidate the team's federal trademarks on the grounds that the name is "disparaging".

While the team has used the image of a Native American as their logo for almost 100 years, it wasn't until the late 1940's that the Wahoo logo was used but Wahoo has remained, for the most part, unchanged since then.

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