Amid continued criticism over their name, the controversial "Arrowhead chop" and concerns over cultural appropriation . . . The Kansas City Chiefs offer a timely statement that signals their commitment to address politically charged concerns amid these unprecedented times.
To wit . . .
THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS DUMP COLUMBUS DAY IN FAVOR OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY!!!
Here's the word that eschews mention of Columbus as Kansas City and so many other towns ignore the old school Italian explorer and join the progressive move to honor Native Americans.
Statement released just moments ago and so far the fan reaction has been surprisingly positive:
"Today, the Chiefs organization joins people all across the country in recognizing Indigenous Peoples' Day, a chance to honor and celebrate Native American peoples, histories and cultures. We continue to have important dialogue with local and national groups to identify ways to educate ourselves and our fans by raising awareness of American Indian communities and their rich traditions. We look forward to celebrating American Indian Heritage Month at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 1, when we take on the New York Jets."
Further reading for context . . .
You decide. . .