San Francisco Giants may ban insensitive clothes and language

Wednesday July 9th, 2014

The San Francisco Giants are mulling a ban on clothing and language deemed culturally insensitive after an incident last month, USA Today reports.

During a game last month on Native American Heritage Night, two Native Americans objected to a group of fans using a fake headdress. After taking the headdress, the pair refused to return it and were detained, but not arrested by police.

Giants Senior Vice President of Communications Staci Slaughter explained where the team stands:

“We are considering expanding the policy to be more explicit about culturally insensitive signs and articles of clothing,” she told USA TODAY Sports.

“I don’t want to overstate where we are,” she added. “We haven’t finalized the language. We are still in the process of revising it.”

Slaughter also went on to say the team met with several people after the incident, and the team is trying to make the ballpark better for everyone, not solely Native Americans.

- Paul Palladino

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