ESPN personality Bomani Jones is never one to shy away from a controversial topic, and he invited the haters into his mentions Thursday morning by sporting a "Caucasians" shirt on "Mike & Mike."
Jones sat in for usual co-host Mike Golic and decided to make a statement on the recent news that the Indians were going away from using the Chief Wahoo mascot but not completely getting rid of it. It's a topic he discussed on his radio show "The Right Time."
Bomani Jones rockin’ the “Caucasians” t-shirt on Mike & Mike. pic.twitter.com/a7KasCbTPd
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So why did he decide to wear it?
"It was clean," he told co-host Molly Qerim.
In all seriousness, he said, "The statement is obvious." Using the term Indians and using the Chief Wahoo mascot are "based on stereotypes of the past," according to Jones, who added, "there's no defense for doing that."
He also said, plainly, he really likes the shirt. He believes the money sign (in place of the feather) was helpful because the only reason the Cleveland franchise won't completely rid itself of Wahoo is because of, well, money.
Jones took some time on Twitter to respond to criticizers, such as one user who asked what if co-host Mike Greenberg "wore an 'African Americans' shirt on the air?" To which Jones responded:
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