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Indians make block C primary logo replacing Chief Wahoo

Cleveland Indians logo

The Cleveland Indians are one of the prominent remaining professional sports franchises to have an offensive logo. Though they don’t receive as much pressure as the Washington Redskins do for their nickname, they still are heavily scrutinized for their “Chief Wahoo” logo, which many feel is a derogatory depiction of Native Americans.

The Indians still have the Chief Wahoo logo, but UniWatch’s Paul Lukas says the team is making the block-C logo seen above their primary logo. Lukas says the team’s uniforms still won’t be changed and that Wahoo will remain on the home cap and sleeves.

Craig Calcaterra at Hardball Talk believes this is a sign the Indians are gradually working to phase out the controversial Wahoo logo. He says when he visited the team’s spring training complex, the block C was most prominently used.

Though Chief Wahoo has long been a part of the Indians’ history, it probably is time to make the change.


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