Cleveland Can Use Logo and Name in Toronto, Says Canadian Judge
Monique Jilesen was quoted in the New York Times / AP articled Cleveland Indians Can Use Logo and Name in Toronto, Says Canadian Judge on October 17, 2016.
Monique Jilesen, a lawyer for Cardinal, told McEwen that the game could be played with spring training uniforms that do not carry the name or the Chief Wahoo logo.
“You could not call a team the New York Jews; why is it O.K. to call a team the Cleveland Indians?” Jilesen said to the judge, saying the team name and logo were racist and against Ontario’s human rights code.
Jilesen said that the club was informed of the legal challenge on Sunday and that there was no attempt to stop the game.