Kansas City Chiefs plan to keep nickname but retire mascot ‘Warpaint’

July 27, 2021

The Kansas City Chiefs announced they will not be changing their nickname, but they will be retiring their mascot, according to the organization president, Mark Donovan.

The Chiefs mascot was a horse named “Warpaint.”

The football team will be joining the Washington Football Team, formerly known as the Washington Redskins in fighting against discrimination.

On Monday, Donovan stated:

“We have a really good American Indian working group that provides us real guidance and feedback and perspective on this issue.”

He continued and said:

“We’re going to continue to create opportunities to educate, create awareness and work exactly as we have over the past eight years now with the working group.”

CNN

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