Atlanta Braves fans successful Truist Park watched their squad win the World Series hundreds of miles distant successful Houston connected Tuesday. But the viewing party included a cheer that doesn’t beryllium anywhere.
A section quality newsman posted video of enthusiastic supporters doing the notorious “tomahawk chop” arsenic the squad was beating the Houston Astros successful Game 6 connected the mode to its archetypal World Series rubric since 1995.
The synchronized show of chopping lights accompanied by a chant received praise from galore connected Twitter, but decidedly not from the National Congress of American Indians. Earlier the radical reiterated its presumption connected the cheer, which galore Native Americans see racist and demeaning.
“In our discussions with the Atlanta Braves, we person repeatedly and unequivocally made our presumption wide ― Native radical are not mascots, and degrading rituals similar the ‘tomahawk chop’ that dehumanize and harm america person nary spot successful American society,” the group’s president, Fawn Sharp, said, per ABC News.
That didn’t halt the faithful, who were antecedently joined by erstwhile President Donald Trump successful the misguided cheer during Game 4.
Some brave ― lowercase b ― fans called retired the Game 6 viewing-party chop, adjacent arsenic galore marveled.
This is is pathetic and disgusting. Lifelong braves instrumentality who is mature capable to conscionable cheer.— Bud (@Budisthename) November 3, 2021