MLB Shop removes hat with Chief Wahoo, Jackie Robinson Day patch following backlash
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During Chief Wahoo's final season - after being officially discontinued following the 2018 campaign because it was deemed "no longer appropriate for on-field use" by commissioner Rob Manfred - Major League Baseball wants consumers to commemorate the anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier by buying a Cleveland Indians hat with the controversial logo emblazoned on the front.

The hat appears to have been taken down from the MLB shop, though a jersey with Chief Wahoo's likeness on one shoulder and Robinson's patch on the other remains. No statements have been issued.

The juxtaposition of the insensitive logo embroidered in tandem with the "42" logo in Robinson's memory has caused quite a stir:

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