MLB Shop Removes Chief Wahoo Hat With Jackie Robinson Patch After Backlash
The 2018 MLB season will mark the final time the Cleveland Indians will rock Chief Wahoo as a logo on their apparel after the MLB convinced the franchise that the logo was no longer appropriate and just down right racist. Unfortunately, that logo reared its ugly head after the league began selling Indians hats with the logo on the front and a Jackie Robinson patch on the side.
Robinson, the man who broke the racism barrier around the sport, being put on a cap with a logo that symbolizes racism was not a great idea. An uproar began on social media.
Nothing says Jackie Robinson Day like selling racism with the number 42 on it. Great job, MLB. pic.twitter.com/iWiDIV5QfL
— Nick Stellini (@StelliniTweets) April 15, 2018
With the recent decision by MLB and the Indians to chuck Wahoo, there isn’t even a fig leaf of deniability anymore. The league has admitted Wahoo is a racist logo yet still slaps 42 on it. Underscores how misguided it was to let it go one more year. https://t.co/Oi5gAfEFFZ
— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) April 15, 2018
The Cleveland MLB club is seriously selling #JackieRobinsonDay Wahoo hats. They doing it with a straight face or a Chief Wahoo sh t-eating grin?
— Morgan Campbell (@MorganPCampbell) April 15, 2018
This hat is the best argument against the Cleveland Indians logo I’ve ever seen. pic.twitter.com/sD2M9ieUW1
— Robert Klemko (@RobertKlemko) April 15, 2018
Because of that uproar, the MLB shop has since removed the hat from their site. No statements have been issued.