Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Indians open to new ideas for logo

Indians open to new ideas for logo

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Former Cleveland Indians pitcher Paul Byrd wearing a hat with the Chief Wahoo logo in 2007. The logo was removed by the club in 2018. Pool/AFP

Indians open to new ideas for logo

The Cleveland Indians, who removed the controversial Chief Wahoo logo from their uniforms in 2018, are seeking dialogue regarding their nickname amid renewed calls for social justice and civil rights in the US.

The Major League Baseball team issued a statement on Friday saying they will consult with “community and appropriate stakeholders to determine the best path forward.”

The move comes the same day the Washington Redskins football team said they are reviewing their moniker.

“We are committed to making a positive impact in our community and embrace our responsibility to advance social justice and equality,” the Indians said on social media.

“Our organization fully recognizes our team name is among the most visible ways in which we connect with the community.

“We have had ongoing discussions organizationally on these issues. The recent unrest in our community and our country has only underscored the need for us to keep improving as an organization on issues of social justice.

“With that in mind, we are committed to engaging our community and appropriate stakeholders to determine the best path forward with regard to our team name.”

The team has been called the Indians since 1915. They were previously known as the Broncos, Blues and Naps.

Two years ago the Indians removed the grinning, red-faced mascot Chief Wahoo from their jerseys and ball caps. Chief Wahoo still adorns team merchandise on sale at the club’s ballpark.


  • Tourists urged not to skip trip

    The Ministry of Tourism has called on international tourists not to cancel trips to Cambodia, but urged them to adhere to several dos and don’ts when arriving in the Kingdom during the Covid-19 pandemic. The ministry released an eight-point instruction manual on Wednesday published

  • The taxman cometh – Cambodia’s capital gains tax casts the net on individual taxpayers

    In a country where only limited personal income tax existed, the new taxation law beginning January 1, 2021, will make taxpayers out of Cambodians, whether they are ready for it or not About two years ago, a little known amendment was made to Article 7 of the Law

  • Cambodian-American gets Star Trek treatment

    Kevin Ung, a Cambodian-American whose family escaped genocide during the Khmer Rouge’s reign of terror, was recently selected from thousands of applicants to participate in the Television Academy Foundation’s inaugural 2020 Star Trek Command Training Programme, a course intended to give hands-on filmmaking experience

  • Cambodia seeks to be transport hub

    Cambodia is working on several fronts to modernise its transport infrastructure and services, concentrating on opening new international gates to relieve and balance traffic congestion at its borders, Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol said on Thursday. This is part of the Kingdom’

  • PM: West unfair to Cambodia

    Prime Minister Hun Sen released a message celebrating the International Day of Peace on Monday, saying that some major powers and western countries had been systemically cooperating to put political pressure on Cambodia as they did in the 1970s and 1980s. Hun Sen said pressuring

  • First ‘mobile kitchen’ in Cambodia enters service

    A catering company recently rolled out Cambodia’s first “mobile kitchen” – a $50,000 container capable of serving up to 200 people at a time. The kitchen is the brainchild of Seng Hok Heng Catering Services. At 4.4m-high, 6.8m-long and 2.4m-wide (expandable to 6.8m), the kitchen is equipped