CLEVELAND — A long-awaited decision was made on Monday, as it was announced that the Indians’ “Chief Wahoo” logo will be no more after the 2018 season. This comes after years of debate about the controversial connotation of the logo as it pertains to Native Americans.
Chief Wahoo does leave behind quite the legacy in the franchise’s history, and a team spokesman said the Indians plan to honor that legacy.
“We will be killing the Chief Wahoo logo after the 2018 season, but we plan to honor his memory,” said the team representative. “In 2019 and beyond, we will honor Chief Wahoo by wearing a commemorative patch of him on the sleeves of our jerseys.”
Many people are rejoicing that the controversial logo will be abandoned. It remains to be seen how these people will react to the planned tribute, though. Credit the Indians for making the hard move to remove the logo and the equally hard move to honor it.