Cleveland Indians to drop controversial Chief Wahoo logo

The Cleveland Indians plan to stop using their controversial Chief Wahoo uniform logo next year, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Monday. The change came after “constructive conversations, between the league and Indians top executives. “Major League Baseball is committed to building a culture of diversity and inclusion throughout the game,” Manfred said in the statement. “The club ultimately agreed with my position that the logo is no longer appropriate for on-field use in Major League Baseball.” Chief Wahoo, a caricature of a Native American, has been used by the club since the late 1940s. Indians chief executive and chairman Paul Dolan said he recognized that “many of our fans have a long-standing attachment to Chief Wahoo,” but he agreed it was time for a change.

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