Native American Group Plans Federal Lawsuit Against Cleveland Indians Logo, Team Name
Another group is planning a lawsuit against the Chief Wahoo logo for the Cleveland Indians. Unlike Snyder though, Cleveland was already in the process of phasing out the logo in favor of a red block letter C. I think they realize it was coming and they most likely won't be making as big a stink about it. Fans, maybe a bit though. But that's to be expected.
I live in the Cleveland area and not a single person I've spoken too think this is a good idea. Crazy.
“We’re going to be asking for $9 billion and we’re basing it on a hundred years of disparity, racism, exploitation and profiteering,” Roche told WEWS-TV. “It’s been offensive since day one. We are not mascots. My children are not mascots. We are people.”
In Cleveland, local supporters of the Indians team say it is just a tiny minority of people who are against the team name and logo.
“If just a small amount of people are against it, than I think you’re doing a disservice to people that like it,” Bob Rosen, president of the Wahoo Club, tells WEWS. He added that thousands of Indians fans embrace Chief Wahoo as a loyal and friendly symbol.
“I’m not insensitive to the issue, but our 1,650 members of the Wahoo Club, anytime we have a Wahoo Club item they but it up they love it,” Rosen said. “Can you imagine the baseball team in this city not being called the Cleveland Indians? I can’t picture that.”