'Saturday Night Live' mentions Chief Wahoo in punchline on racism

Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update segment packs punchline after punchline on current news events and last weekend, racism in baseball made its way into the show.

The show discussed the recent incident in Boston, in which Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones said he was the victim of racial slurs at Fenway Park.

The punchline?

"The only place for racism in baseball is on the hats," Weekend Update host Michael Che said as an image of Chief Wahoo appeared.

MLB has made a push to rid the Indians' use of the Chief Wahoo logo. The team has had recent discussions with MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred on "transitioning away" from Chief Wahoo, which still appears on the team's hats and jersey sleeves. 

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