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Sport MLB Shop removes Chief Wahoo hat with Jackie Robinson Day patch from site

21:50  15 april  2018
21:50  15 april  2018 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

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Wearing a cap that features an unabashedly racist caricature of a Native American, of course. For brief time, you could shell out nearly for a Chief Wahoo hat with a Jackie Robinson patch slapped on the side of it, courtesy of the MLB ’s online shop .

Nothing says Jackie Robinson Day like selling racism with the number 42 on it. 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?

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What's the best way to celebrate Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier? Wearing a cap that features an unabashedly racist caricature of a Native American, of course.

For brief time, you could shell out nearly $40 for a Chief Wahoo hat with a Jackie Robinson patch slapped on the side of it, courtesy of the MLB's online shop.

It appears the hat has been removed from the site, but an Indians jersey featuring the patch and the Chief Wahoo logo on the sleeve is still up.

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Wearing a cap that features an unabashedly racist caricature of a Native American, of course. For brief time, you could shell out nearly for a Chief Wahoo hat with a Jackie Robinson patch slapped on the side of it, courtesy of the MLB 's online shop .

MLB is no longer selling hats featuring the Indians’ admittedly racist “ Chief Wahoo ” logo and the league ’s Jackie Robinson Day logo, according to Forbes’ Maury Brown.

This comes a few months after the league finally convinced the Indians to drop the Chief Wahoo logo from its uniforms starting in 2019. Both the league and organization agree the logo is inappropriate, but, for some reason, did not decide to drop the logo immediately, paving the way for such an unfortunate product to be sold.

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