Mayor Frank G. Jackson Releases Statement on Cleveland Indians Decision to Remove Chief Wahoo From Team Uniforms

Monday, January 29, 2018

CLEVELAND – Today, Mayor Frank G. Jackson today released a statement on the Cleveland Indians’ decision to remove Chief Wahoo from team uniforms by 2019:

“The decision by the Cleveland Indians to retire Chief Wahoo from team uniforms is wonderful news for the city. I applaud the team’s decision to show the city, nation and world that Cleveland is an inclusive place that values all diversity - in this case showing greater honor to our nation’s first people by retiring the Wahoo mascot from uniforms.”

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