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Bomani Jones Mocks Chief Wahoo With 'Caucasians' T-shirt on ESPN

ESPN's Bomani Jones wore a T-shirt mocking the Cleveland Indians mascot Chief Wahoo on live television.

Bomani Jones’s T-shirt caused quite a stir this morning while he filled in as co-host for ESPN’s “Mike and Mike in the Morning.”

While on set Thursday morning, Jones wore a T-shirt featuring a mockery of the Cleveland Indians Chief Wahoo mascot. The shirt says “Caucasians,” and featured a blonde haired, white skinned man with a dollar sign sticking out from the back of his head, rather than the feather Wahoo once wore.

According to TMZ, ESPN “freaked out” and told Jones to cover the shirt. He then reportedly put on a hoodie, but still refrained from zipping it up or completely covering the image.

“As the show progressed, we felt Bomani made his point,” an ESPN spokesperson told The Big Lead. “And had openly discussed why he was wearing the shirt, and we wanted to keep the focus to the topics of the day.”

Jones, who normally hosts ESPN’s “The Right Time,” has been responding to critics via Twitter all afternoon.

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Other Twitter users spoke out in support of Jones, his T-shirt and the idea that Native American mascots are offensive.

Photo courtesy Twitter.

Shelf Life Clothing Company makes the T-shirt, but the website is currently not functioning.

Chief Wahoo is not officially retired, and although the team usually uses the “block C” logo, it still makes plenty of money selling Chief Wahoo merchandise. In 2014, a federal lawsuit was threatened over Chief Wahoo.