The discussion around the use of native or aboriginal symbols as logos for sport teams is nothing new.
But it seems with every passing year there is less and less patience for it.
Hamilton Ticat Owner Bob Young said it best on my show when he echoed the sentiment of his black players who did not agree with the issue of flying the southern U.S. Confederate flag for fun and novelty.
You can actively debate both sides of the argument, but why would you want to fly a flag, (or do anything) that symbolizes pain for so many?
Isn’t there an alternative?
The same question must be asked in the Cleveland Indian debate.
If the use of such symbols inflicts pain on that group, than why bother?
But then it depends on who you ask.
And when asking if such symbols are offensive, why are we asking white people?
Should we not be asking that question to the group whose face is on the logo?
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