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Indians Scrap 4th Of July Logo Hat Over Image Concerns

by Ashley | Posted on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
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Legitimately offensive or are folks being overly sensitive?

The Cleveland Indians along with New Era are in some hot water for the design of the team’s Fourth of July hat.

Let’s state the obvious–having a native american covered with an American flag is taboo, like it or not. Secondly, there’s been complaints that at first glance the hat looks like a black face caricature. Yikes!

New Era was smart to scrap the idea, but please stop with the ‘we released the wrong hat’ excuse. Weak sauce.

Do you find the hat offensive

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  1. nba is fixed says:

    The Cleveland Indians logo is just as offensive as the Washington Redskins!

  2. Jerry Jones says:


  3. Armann B says:

    You know what if the Native Americans don’t want to be associated with something a prestigious as being namesake of a NFL team or MLB team screw it. Man I would love to have team named after my heritage “Cleveland Zulu” “Washington Namdi Warriors”. SMH political correctness my ass!

  4. Andre P says:

    Armann B
    You fail to understand that it wouldn’t be the “Cleveland Zulu”. It would be the “Cleveland Negros” and the “Washington Blackies”. And the Cleveland Negros logo would be a smiling Sambo.

    Get rid of the offensive names already. SMH

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