Cleveland Indians Losing Chief Wahoo on Uniforms
CLEVELAND INDIANS TO DROP "CHIEF WAHOO" LOGO ON UNIFORMS BEGINNING IN 2019
Cleveland, OH (WOIO) – One of sports’ most notorious logos looks to be going away on the field.
Starting in 2019, major league baseball’s Cleveland Indians will no longer feature the “Chief Wahoo” logo on its uniforms.
The Native American caricature has long been condemned by critics as being offensive and racist.
In a statement, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says both he and the team agreed that the logo is no longer appropriate for on-field use.
The team has used Chief Wahoo as a logo in some form for decades.
The Cleveland Indians have long resisted efforts to shift away from using Native American mascots, logs and nicknames.
The team will continue sell fan merchandise with “Chief Wahoo” on it.