Chief Wahoo, the smiling symbol of the Cleveland Indians since the 1940s who is beloved by many but deemed to be racist by others, is being replaced as a primary logo, uniform expert Paul Lukas reported Wednesday. Instead, the team will emphasize a block letter "C" they introduced in recent seasons. The Indians aren't eliminating the Chief — the home uniform will continue to feature him on caps and jersey sleeves — but fans will see less of him overall.
While the Indians never come out and say they're marginalizing the Chief, they seem to be continuing a trend of de-emphasizing him.
— David Brown
What other mascots have caused a bit of controversy over the years?