Is US finally ready to ditch Native American names in sports?

New York (AFP) – Washington no longer hails the Redskins, and Cleveland is saying farewell to the Indians, in an accelerating push to rid the US sports world of all Native American names. But some teams — like the Kansas City Chiefs, who will seek back-to-back Super Bowl titles on Sunday — have held fast to their brand, with the support of their fans. In August 2020, at the start of the new National Football League season, Kansas City banned fans in Chiefs Nation from wearing feather headdresses or any face paint deemed to be appropriating Native American culture. But the team stopped short …

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