Cleveland Indians’ logo still under fire from activist | Warrior Publications: By Jamie Strashin, CBC Sports, July 13, 2017
As Major League Baseball gears up for the season’s second half, one of the game’s most controversial symbols will remain.
Chief Wahoo — the toothy caricature that has long appeared on the Cleveland Indians’ uniforms and other team paraphernalia — will be allowed to stick around. At least for now.
“We have had ongoing dialogue with the Indians about the Chief Wahoo situation. I think it’s safe to say you are not going to see any dramatic developments until we’re through the 2017 season,” MLB commissioner Rob Manfred told reporters this week.
In recent years, as many high school, collegiate and minor league teams have phased out references to Indigenous peoples in their team names and logos, Cleveland and its Chief Wahoo symbol have come under increased scrutiny.
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