U.S.

Cleveland Indians to drop controversial mascot

Following years of mounting backlash over a logo many deemed culturally insensitive, Major League Baseball and the Cleveland Indians franchise confirmed this week that “Chief Wahoo” will no longer appear on signs and uniforms during games as of the 2019 season.

“We have consistently maintained that we are cognizant and sensitive to both sides of the discussion,” said team owner Paul Dolan.

After discussions between Dolan and MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred Jr., the two agreed that nixing the logo is the best course of action at this time.

Reports indicate merchandise featuring Chief Wahoo will remain available for purchase in team stores at Progressive Field and some other retailers in the Cleveland area.

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