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Old November 2 2013, 11:59 PM   #6331
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Maybe I have no right to an opinion on this (being a total non-nativeperson) but I have no problem with the *team name* - just the logo. The name 'Indians' is pretty neutral, but the image of Chief Wahoo is indeed tacky. IMHO.
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Old November 3 2013, 12:05 AM   #6332
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It's saying that anyone would agree the first two would be shockingly racist caricatures, yet somehow the third is hunky dory. The Cleveland Indians are an American baseball team.
Cheers for explaining.
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Old November 3 2013, 01:08 AM   #6333
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Maybe I have no right to an opinion on this (being a total non-nativeperson) but I have no problem with the *team name* - just the logo. The name 'Indians' is pretty neutral, but the image of Chief Wahoo is indeed tacky. IMHO.
I'm a native Clevelander, and yeah I have to admit that Chief Wahoo is really not in the best taste.
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Old November 3 2013, 01:56 AM   #6334
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May be sensitive, so I'm putting this in spoilercode:

wooosh!

I must say, that's gone over my head.
Wait seriously you didn't get the joke??????

And yes...I think the Indians and also btw Redskins (-___-) team names should be changed. Just surprised you didn't get it!!

EDIT: Nevermind! Just saw you are in the UK! My apologies.
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Old November 3 2013, 09:42 AM   #6335
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May be sensitive, so I'm putting this in spoilercode:

wooosh!

I must say, that's gone over my head.
Wait seriously you didn't get the joke??????

And yes...I think the Indians and also btw Redskins (-___-) team names should be changed. Just surprised you didn't get it!!

EDIT: Nevermind! Just saw you are in the UK! My apologies.
Indeed I am in the UK, even though a lot of the posters here are from North America, there are a few of us from different countries including Blighty and apology accepted although the edit function can be used to add as well as remove text.

And not really a follower of my home nations sports (I was amazed to hear last night on the news that the Ashes are on again now) I don't follow other nations sports, unless it's Hurling.
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Old November 3 2013, 12:00 PM   #6336
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Old November 3 2013, 12:50 PM   #6337
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Old November 3 2013, 02:42 PM   #6338
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/.../ the Ashes /.../
And had it not been for Douglas Adams what that was
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Old November 4 2013, 07:16 AM   #6339
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Hurling
Had to look this sport up, never heard of it before. Looks interesting, although my first mental image of a sport named "hurling" had quite a different picture!
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Old November 4 2013, 12:29 PM   #6340
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Captain Kathryn wrote: View Post
Dimesdan wrote: View Post
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May be sensitive, so I'm putting this in spoilercode:

wooosh!

I must say, that's gone over my head.
Wait seriously you didn't get the joke??????

And yes...I think the Indians and also btw Redskins (-___-) team names should be changed. Just surprised you didn't get it!!

EDIT: Nevermind! Just saw you are in the UK! My apologies.
Not really a joke, it's a concern:
http://cleveland.cbslocal.com/2013/1...-indian-group/
And I agree with them 100%. Might be hard for fans to change that logo, but it's racist and they should change it.
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Old November 4 2013, 12:41 PM   #6341
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Well I'm in the UK and I got it.

Turning this on its head somewhat the fans of one British football (oh go on then, soccer) team are fighting for the right to chant a racist epithet refereing to themsevles!
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Old November 4 2013, 12:46 PM   #6342
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Old November 4 2013, 12:58 PM   #6343
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Old November 5 2013, 09:12 AM   #6344
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Nothing classier than English football fans. Where else can we all get together to act like cavemen and normal rules don't apply? Next you'll be saying we can't glass each other down the pub afterwards.
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Old November 5 2013, 01:32 PM   #6345
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