TORONTO, Canada -- A Canadian court will hear a petition against the Cleveland Indians and Major League Baseball over the team name and mascot.

According to, an activist is arguing the name “Indians” and Chief Wahoo are offensive and discriminatory.

He’s asking the court to prevent the team from using its name and mascot while playing in Toronto against the Blue Jays during the American League Championship Series.

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The injunction would also block their use in the Canadian broadcast of the game.

One of the Blue Jays announces has already declared he will not refer to Cleveland as the “Indians” during his broadcasts.

The Indians have not commented on the court hearing.

Currently, the Tribe is leading the ALCS 2-0.


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