The NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs released a statement Thursday announcing they are banning fans from wearing ceremonial headdresses and American Indian-themed face paint in Arrowhead Stadium.

The organization claims, “our goal was to gain a better understanding of the issues facing American Indian communities in our region and explore opportunities to both raise awareness of American Indian cultures and celebrate the rich traditions of tribes with a historic connection to the Kansas City area.”

Erasing the tradition of your fans is an odd way to “celebrate” the traditions of tribes in the area.

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