Florida State has banned Native American headdresses at football games.
Florida State’s student government passed a resolution that bans all Native American headdresses from the university’s athletic events, according to Perry Kostidakis of FSView.
Under Resolution 15, “the wearing of any Native American headdresses shall no longer be permitted into athletic arenas at FSU.”
Twenty seven members of the student government voted in favor of the resolution, with four others opposed and five abstaining from voting.
The headdresses that are worn by fans at games tend to resemble those of the Sioux tribe and not the Seminole tribe, which the team is named after.
“As I said, I believe at the heart of this there is good intention, but I believe that it is a drastic overstep of authority,” a former student government official told FSUNews.com.