MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A loud protest outside TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday was aimed at the Vikings’ opponent, the Kansas City Chiefs.
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Some in Kansas City say the name honors native people. Members of the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media say the Chiefs name and logo are racist and offensive.READ MORE: Protesters March Through Downtown Minneapolis On Eve Of Chauvin Trial
“The best way to fight racism is with solidarity. There’s no honor in racism,” Henry Boucha, a former professional hockey player, said.
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Over the past few decades, many high schools and colleges have dropped mascots with Native American names. But pro teams have been more resistant to the pressure.