The Cleveland Indians and the Toronto Blue Jays are gearing up to face off in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series Monday night in Toronto, but the jerseys “the Cleveland team” will wear on the field is the subject of a last-minute court ruling after an indigenous activist complained that the team’s name and logo is offensive.
— danielle jefferis (@jeffdanielles) October 16, 2016
— National Post (@nationalpost) October 16, 2016
— clevelanddotcom (@clevelanddotcom) October 17, 2016
Oh for cryin out loud
— Mark Schwab (@MarkSchwab) October 16, 2016
The National Post reports that an Ontario court agreed to hear on Monday a complaint by activist Douglas Cardinal, who is seeking an injunction on the basis that the Indians’ name and Chief Wahoo logo is offensive and discriminatory.
All the shit America is currently dealing with, and Toronto wants to start a political shit storm over the @Indians uniforms.
— Baseball Fam (@ShtBallPlayrsDo) October 17, 2016
A spokesperson for Rogers Communications issued a statement saying that it would be “virtually impossible” to broadcast the game without mentioning the team’s name or showing its logo, which is on display throughout the stadium.
What to do?
@nationalpost. MLB switch all the games to Cleveland!
— The Rat (@bootscootin) October 17, 2016
— Bob (@robertru44) October 16, 2016
— Rick Sheridan (@RickSheridan) October 17, 2016
— Kevin (@neighbourghood) October 16, 2016
@nationalpost and how long before there are NO Canadian ball teams in the league
— Richard Stirk (@StirkRichard) October 16, 2016
So thanks to the asshat who is trying to stop the Indians from wearing their uniforms.. no wonder why everybody hates Canada's ball club..
— Mack (@LeafMack09) October 17, 2016
Yes, I'm sure the Indians came up with some diabolical scheme to inject extra wahoo appearances into their uniforms for the playoffs. Smh
— Kirk (@TeedUpKirk) October 17, 2016
— Caitlin (@CaitT0321) October 17, 2016
So no one in Toronto had a problem with the Indians uniforms in the regular season but they do now?
— Emmett Golden (@egoldie80) October 17, 2016
@nationalpost what changed between the regular season and now? I agree they need to change it, but this seems petty
— Mark McClure (@MarkMcClureCPC) October 16, 2016
— GrumpySeamstress (@dindog22) October 16, 2016
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