This startling photo from Friday's Cleveland Indians home opener raised a lot of eyebrows when it started to circulate online. If you could sum up the arguments about sports teams using Native American names/mascots in one photo, this would be it, according to Yahoo Sports.
Since Friday, we've learned more about the photo's context from the documentarians at ClevelandFrowns.com. The man on the left is Robert Roche, the executive director of the American Indian Education Center in Parma, Ohio and an annual protestor at Cleveland Indians' opening day. The man on the right is an Indians fan who identified himself only as "Rodriguez." He, as you can imagine, didn't find anything wrong with his outfit. Roche, as you can also imagine, found plenty.
Here's a startling footnote for the photo. It turns out that Lalo Alcaraz, a nationally syndicated cartoonist, predicted this scene almost perfectly 12 years ago, Yahoo Sports reports.
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