Cleveland Indians' Fans Are Removing Chief Wahoo From Their Gear

In preparation of the team's home opener game on April 4, some fans are joining the #DeChief movement on Twitter by removing Chief Wahoo from their baseball caps and jerseys.

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The Cleveland Indians actually changed their primary logo in 2014 to the block-C, but the Chief Wahoo logo remains ubiquitous with the team and its gear.

AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File

The block-C was made the team's primary logo in an attempt to place less significance on the controversial mascot.

The phenomenon of de-chiefing is not new, but it started gaining momentum in March when fan Dennis Brown posted a jersey with only the outline of the logo remaining.

It wasn't easy but I de-chiefed my @Indians road jersey. Ready for Goodyear tomorrow

Dennis Brown@DennisBrown

It wasn't easy but I de-chiefed my @Indians road jersey. Ready for Goodyear tomorrow

03:41 PM - 11 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And more people started sharing their photos of de-chiefed fan gear:

@DeChiefWahoo A #DeChief ed hoodie.

The @DeChiefWahoo account gave advice on how to remove the logo:

@tawheeler10 here's a good summary from a commenter in the @UniWatch article today #DeChief

#DeChief@DeChiefWahoo

@tawheeler10 here's a good summary from a commenter in the @UniWatch article today #DeChief

06:18 AM - 3 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Although some took a simpler approach:

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