Court could ban Cleveland's logo in Ontario
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco delivers against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP / Ron Schwane)
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, October 17, 2016 6:34AM EDT
A Toronto court will hear arguments today on an attempt to bar the Cleveland Indians from using their team name and logo in Ontario.
The legal challenge by indigenous activist Douglas Cardinal comes on the same day that the baseball team takes on the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series.
Cardinal's lawyers will ask the court to bar the usage of the name and logo by the team, Major League Baseball and Rogers Communications, which is broadcasting the American League Championship Series.
Rogers also owns the Blue Jays and the stadium they play in, the Rogers Centre.
The logo, called Chief Wahoo, is a cartoon man with red skin and a feather in his headband.
Cardinal's representatives say team members shouldn't be allowed to wear their regular jerseys, the logo shouldn't be broadcast and the team should be referred to as "the Cleveland team."