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MLB: Indians drop Chief Wahoo for trip

MLB: Indians drop Chief Wahoo for trip
The Cleveland Indians will not wear uniforms featuring mascot Chief Wahoo on their sleeve this weekend during a four-game series in Toronto. (Patrick Semansky / Associated Press)

The Cleveland Indians have removed the Chief Wahoo logo from the sleeve of their uniforms for a four-game series in Toronto.

The decision to nix the logo was partially driven by a failed legal challenge against the team when it played in Toronto during the 2016 AL Championship Series. While Cleveland played the Blue Jays, a lawsuit was filed to have the logo and team name banned from Canadian TV. A judge dismissed the case.

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The Indians have said they will permanently remove the logo from their uniforms next season. The move came after decades of protests and complaints that the grinning, red-faced caricature that dates to 1947 is racist.

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