WaPo scraps Indian images for Redskins and Chiefs

WaPo scraps Indian images for Redskins and Chiefs

The Washington Post published a special section on the NFL on Wednesday, complete with the usual predictions of how the teams would finish in the standings. They even polished it up by illustrating the teams with comic-book-style art by Richard Johnson.

But the Post is so averse to offending the most sensitive Indian activist that it refused to illustrate not only the Washington Redskins, but the Kansas City Chiefs with an Indian image. Pardon the crude cell-phone photos, but the Redskins fan knows that this is an illustration of the “Hogettes,” the burly males who have long dressed ridiculously as women as a tribute to the “Hogs,” the Redskins offense line in the Joe Gibbs days….

But when one would turn to the AFC predictions, a team that looks like the Minnesota Timberwolves is picked to win the AFC West. Without the red arrow in the mouth, no NFL fan would have a clue this is a Kansas City Chiefs reference:

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