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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Viral Red Face Fan Reconciles With Anti-Wahoo Protesters Two Years Later

Posted By on Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 8:44 AM

click to enlarge PHOTO CREDIT: TOM SULLENS
  • Photo Credit: Tom Sullens
Pedro Rodriguez, the Cleveland Indians fan who made national headlines in 2014 for confronting anti-Wahoo protesters in red face, confronted the anti-Wahoo protesters again Monday, before the home opener was postponed. 

This time, he came to apologize.

He expressed remorse to the group for his cultural appropriation, and apologized directly to Robert Roche, (pictured above), the local leader of the American Indian Education Center and Rodriguez's sparring partner back in 2014. 

"He still likes the name," said Chrissy Stonebraker-Martinez. She's from the InterReligious Task Force on Central America and attended Monday's protest in solidarity. "But he says he will never dress that way again. It was really moving and beautiful."

The protesters applauded Mr. Rodriguez and recognized his courage and grace. 

click to enlarge PHOTO CREDIT: TOM SULLENS
  • Photo Credit: Tom Sullens
click to enlarge PHOTO CREDIT: TOM SULLENS
  • Photo Credit: Tom Sullens

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