OK, I'll admit, I'm not exactly a "sports fan." In fact, I find most sports to be worthless endeavors. I like to ski, hunt, fish, play some baseball. I even go to MLB games now and then, but a sports fan I am NOT.
That aside, it's kind of disgusting the things major league sports teams get away with. Take for example the Cleveland Indians. Here is the symbol of their team:
If that's ok by you, how about this, The Afros:
Do you like the symbol of the Washington "Redskins" better?
"Redskin" is considered a very derogatory term by Native American people. Would you support a team called the "Negros" or the "Niggers" with a characature of a black man in profile as the team symbol?
Yea, it's just as bad as that.
The United States government committed genocide against the Native population of this land and now we adopt ridiculous characterizations and terms of them to use on our sports teams.
Hell, that's a good enough reason for me to not be a sports fan. Until major league sports decide to ban all such team names and references I support a total boycott of the industry. Fuck any industry that stereotypes and demeans any group of people just because of there racial heritage.
Thanks for the heads up on this Chris.