Kansas City Star Demands Chiefs Cancel The Chop

The newspaper repeats a call to action that has been dutifully ignored for more than two decades.

Here is their latest screed on the topic . . .

From our conversations with Chiefs officials, this much we know: Upper management, including team president Mark Donovan, understands the team’s powerful platform to bring about awareness of an issue facing the nation, and how fans’ actions might be considered offensive to Native American communities. In turn, the organization has tried to teach its loyal fan base the importance of celebrating but not mocking Native American history. We have to acknowledge that.

Which brings us back to the chop. The team and its fans must make it their mission to find an alternative game day tradition that celebrates a unique history and honors a special part of the team’s geographical culture.

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KC Chiefs, it's your duty to show your fans leadership. Time to ax the Arrowhead chop

OPINION AND COMMENTARY On Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs will celebrate American Indian Heritage Month at Arrowhead Stadium before their game against the Los Angeles Rams. The pregame festivities are yet another reminder of how far the organization has come in highlighting its rich history and affiliation with Native American customs. And that important work must continue.