Cleveland Indians Removing Chief Wahoo Logo From Uniforms

Chief Wahoo’s days are numbered. The Cleveland Indians will remove the controversial logo of a caricatured Indian brave’s face as of the 2019 season, reports the AP. That means the logo, which has been used since 1947 but is today deemed racist by Native American groups and others, will be seen on the team’s uniforms for just one more season.

However, the team will continue to sell merchandise adorned with Chief Wahoo in northeast Ohio, a decision the AP says was made to keep trademark rules in place. The move came after negotiations with Major League Baseball, which considers the logo inappropriate, reports the New York Times.

The issue had come to a head in recent years as the Indians turned into a powerhouse team in the league and thus drew more attention. In fact, the team had been taking steps to limit the logo’s exposure in recent years, notes Cleveland.com.

For instance, Chief Wahoo is not displayed during the team’s spring training camp in Arizona, out of respect for the area’s Native American population. (Meanwhile, a similar controversy continues over the Washington Redskins’ team name.)

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9 comments

  • Fredric

    Is it the true Native American or the liberals facing the reports? Either way Cleveland will do poorly this season.

    The comments about the “1” and “6” are right on target. Actually females should protest the “1” as being sexist as it reinforces poor body images. So should the religious right as the “1” is obscene and “6” is a sign of the Devil.

    Had enough? I have. Play ball and Knocka Homa

  • Lloyd Schmucatelli

    I’m really sick of this shyt. You fn liberals are trying
    To undermine the foundation of the country?

    For what?

    You’re never satisfied anyway. After this,
    You’ll be protesting
    Something else.

  • Lloyd Schmucatelli

    I am so sick of this crap. What is the end goal of all of this?

    It’s like a strange form of the hangman’s noose.

  • III%

    So what’s next to go the girl on the land o’ lakes box then they burn all the antique cigar store Indians perhaps burn all the books where Indian’s are portrayed as savages or destroy the films of a horde of Indians chasing the lone ranger across the desert isn’t it time people suck it up and quit being a bunch of over sensitive wussies

  • joe

    “That means the logo, which has been used since 1947 but is today deemed racist by Native American groups and others, will be seen on the team’s uniforms for just one more season.”

    The left losers gain another foothold.
    It was good enough for 70 yrs until a MINORITY group of whiners actually got the team to succumb under pressure.

  • Wurld Gone Nutz

    I want WNEP to change their station number. 16 is offensive to me. The bulge in the lower part of the “6” is meant to mock the overweight among us. The 1″ mocks the underweight. Additionally, change the color from black to another color because you’re suggesting only black people suffer from these problems.

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