April 8th, 2016 Last Updated on: April 8th, 2016
As I am writing this post, Twitter is telling me that ESPN Personality Bomani Jones has been trending for the past two hours. Jones is the host of, among other things, the daily sports talk show The Right Time on ESPN radio. This morning Jones sat in on the Mike & Mike show next to Mike Greenberg and was rocking this shirt.
Remember this one? The Caucasians t-shirt that calls out the Cleveland Indians mascot? We've seen A Tribe Called Red's DJ NDN wearing this one before and that also sparked some controvery and outrage. Funny what happens when the tables turn!
Anyway, some people took to twitter praising Jones forwearing the shirt and yet others were peeved. One Twitter user asked how he'd like it if his co-host wore an “African Americans” shirt, to which he replied:
— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) April 7, 2016
Of course a lot of fans came looking to support the Indians name by throwing out the urban legend that the team was named after Louis Sockalexis, who is often identified as the first person of Native American ancestry to play in Major League Baseball. Jones' quickly pointed them to this article from Sporting News which disputes this fact and gives out other theories for the name and mascot. A good read if you have the time!
You guys still looking to buy this Caucasians shirt? it's sold by Shelf Life Clothing Company out of Cleveland, Ohio. Visit their website to find the Caucasians logo on shirts, hoodies, and stickers!
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