Cleveland Indians to Change its Chief Wahoo Logo

The Cleveland Indians have announced they will drop the Chief Wahoo logo from their uniforms after decades of complaints saying the caricature is racist.

The move was announced after discussions between team owner Paul Dolan and baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred.

In a statement, Manfred says the Chief Wahoo logo isn't appropriate to use on the field.

"Major League Baseball is committed to building a culture of diversity and inclusion throughout the game."

Executive director of the American Indian Movement of Ohio, Philip Yenyo, says he's happy about the change he doesn't understand why this will take a year to happen.

"I'm elated. But at the same time, I think it should be this year. I don't understand why they're drawing this out.

It doesn't make any sense to me, unless they want to continue to make what's basically blood money...Just make the leap already.

If they don't get rid of the name, then you're still going to have fans going down there wearing headdresses and painted in redface."

While the chief will be scrubbed from the uniforms, merchandise with the original logo will still be sold in the Cleveland area.

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