Fox News reporter says the Cleveland Indians "caved" to the "far, far left" by removing the Chief Wahoo logo from uniforms

Fox News reporter says the Cleveland Indians "caved" to the "far, far left" by removing the Chief Wahoo logo from uniforms

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From the January 30 edition of Fox News' America's Newsroom

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BILL HEMMER (CO-HOST): This has long been debated. Why now? Where's it coming from? 

JARED MAX (FOX NEWS SPORTS REPORTER): I think they finally caved. 1947 is we've been seeing Chief Wahoo as a logo. He was part of the movie Major League seen as almost this kind of --

HEMMER: Great, great film.

MAX: Lovable kind of logo. But in recent times and political correctness, times changed. They tried to get rid of the Washington Redskins.

HEMMER: To whom did they cave, Jared? 

MAX: I think they caved to folks maybe on the far, far left because the people who are most outraged by this are not Native Americans. The people who show the most outrage are those who identify as very liberal. In fact, in 2016, The Washington Post took a poll of Native Americans and asked them to what degree are you offended? 9 out of 10 Native Americans told The Washington Post they're not offended by the name Redskins and there's not much offense when it comes to imagery of Native Americans with sports team names.

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