The woke mainstream narrative of everything being racist continues its assault on American sport, as a Native American rights group plan to protest against the Kanas City Chiefs before their Super Bowl encounter on Sunday.
Not only does society now require multi-million-dollar professional athletes to kneel before games to ensure they do not become the next victim of cancel culture, but now society has started taking issues with teams who take inspiration from other cultures, labeling it as a humiliation.
Why are they protesting?
Alicia Norris, the co-founder of the group called Florida Indigenous Rights and Environmental Equality say that the Native American population will ‘fight back’ against the self-described ‘humiliation’ by the Kansas City Chiefs, a team that was founded way by the 1950s, yet taken a sudden issue with today.
On Sunday, before the Super Bowl is due to take place, Norris and other members of the FIREE group plan to protest outside the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, as first reported by Fox News.
The group’s main focus of attack is against the team’s use of the ‘tomahawk chop’, a chant and gesture that is used by the fans of the Kansas City Chiefs throughout their matches.
The chop supposedly imitates a Native American chopping wood with a tomahawk, something which the FIREE group deem incredibly offensive and humiliating.
The group also plans to protest against all other Native American themes and imagery that are used by the Kansas City Chiefs, including the use of the name, ‘Chiefs’.
Kansas City Chiefs banned warpaint and headdress
Norris described the Kansas City Chiefs as ‘dishonorable and disrespectful’ after she cited that the Native Americans have already had to endure a ‘mass genocide’ against their culture and way of life, claiming that the team is ‘dehumanizing and objectifying’ their culture.
In an effort to curb away from criticism, the Kansas City Chiefs issued a ban on their fans from wearing any forms of warpaint or Native American headdress, an act that Norris labeled as ‘not good enough’, whilst some fans believed they were having the ‘beautiful noise’ taken away from their matchday experience; ‘Just to hear all the fans doing the tomahawk chop and hear it echo through the corridors, it is a beautiful noise that we make here’.
The club has stated previously that they want to be sensitive to the feelings of both the Native American community and to their own fans.