Wasps have asked the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and Premiership Rugby to review the wearing of Native American headdresses by Exeter Chief fans, describing it as ‘cultural appropriation’.
The Coventry-based club, which will host Exeter Chiefs this weekend, was responding to an open letter from its own fan club when it raised the issue on its website.
Well, if the fans don't like it, they could always not turn up for the match?
Headdresses have been worn by Exeter fans since the club first rebranded as the Chiefs in 1999.
In a statement released yesterday Wasps said the practice 'doesn't align with our values'.
Who cares? Maybe it aligns with your opponent's values? But I can understand if it truly is the entire fan base that's objecting.
It is, isn't it?
An open letter from Wasps supporter and Alex Chinery called for action on ‘one of rugby’s most prominent examples of cultural appropriation’.
Ah. No. Of course not. It's just one chippy little virtue signaller who can be safely ignored. And as Fahrenheit211 points out, should be ignored, for the good of society.