Sunday, July 31, 2016

Another incorrect logo

There was a time when they were the Lake Erie Warriors. It didn’t last very long.

The inaugural season of the National College Prospects Hockey League, a low level junior hockey league with teams in the U.S. and Ontario, was set to field the Warriors as one of their original eight franchises.

Then they unveiled their logo, a bright red-skinned, war-painted screaming Native American. It was extraordinarily culturally insensitive at best, if not outright racist on multiple accounts.

ESPN UniWatch writer Paul Lukas got hold of the new logo and set Twitter afire with recriminations for anyone who would dare field a team with such a logo.

To give the league organizers credit, the Warriors were quickly reconstituted as the Lake Erie Gulls. Apparently it wasn’t enough to just change the logo; they had to change the entire team name and brand to eliminate previous association with said logo.

There’s still not an official logo for the Gulls, per Erie Times-News writer Victor Fernandes and a very postmodern reporting exchange he had with league officials on, you guessed it, Twitter.



Anonymous said...

The Politically Correct Liberals will tell everyone else what they are allowed say and do; so much for freedom of speech.

Bird of Paradise said...

Next in line for the sissiefacation of america will be COWBOYS then predatorian names(EAGLES,FALCONS,HAWKS,LIONS,TIGERS,BEARS,WOLVES,Etc)by the usial bunch of brain-dead liberal idiots with their walnut sized brains

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Like STANFORD were the INDIANS until they changed their name to CARDINALS but their mascots a stupid look tree and U.C. Santa Cruz has a stupid yellow slug

Anonymous said...

I think PETA might not like their new name.

Gooniebird said...

Anon 6:34 PETA once tried to get the GREEN BAY PACKERS to change their name to PICKERS becuase these PETA idiots claimed PACKERS was meant BACKING MEAT and PICKERS was PICKING VEGGIES becuase PETA is a stupid orgainization of total idiots