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Chief Wahoo Fan Apologizes Two Years Later – See These Two Meet Again – Watch Video

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown April 6th, 2016 Last Updated on: April 6th, 2016

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You might remember a couple years ago when a viral photo was shared all across social media and news outlets of a Cleveland Indians fan, dressed up as mascot Chief Wahoo, confronting a protester at an Anti-Wahoo rally.

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That fan was Pedro Rodriguez and he was up against activist Robert Roche (Chiricahua Apache). The image became infamous as controversy over Native American mascots garnered more attention in the press.

Well, here we are two years later and its opening day for baseball teams across the country. The protesters were out once again and this time, the dialogue was a bit more compassionate. Take a look below at Rodriguez's apology.

In his speech he mentions that he would like to keep Chief Wahoo, just change how he looks. Do you think that would be enough or should they get rid of Chief Wahoo altogether?


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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.



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