Court hearing on potential Ontario ban of Indians name, logo

In this April 8, 2014 photo, the Cleveland Indians Chief Wahoo logo is shown on the uniform sleeve of third base coach Mike Sarbaugh during a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Cleveland. Ohio state senator Eric Kearney says it's time for the Indians to drop their offensive name and Chief Wahoo mascot. Kearney, a Democrat from Cincinnati, introduced a resolution that if passed by the Legislature would encourage the baseball team to adopt a new name and mascot. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
In this April 8, 2014 photo, the Cleveland Indians Chief Wahoo logo is shown on the uniform sleeve of third base coach Mike Sarbaugh during a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Cleveland. Ohio state senator Eric Kearney says it's time for the Indians to drop their offensive name and Chief Wahoo mascot. Kearney, a Democrat from Cincinnati, introduced a resolution that if passed by the Legislature would encourage the baseball team to adopt a new name and mascot. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

TORONTO (AP) – A Toronto court will hear arguments on an attempt to bar the Cleveland Indians from using their team name and logo in Ontario.

The legal challenge by indigenous activist Douglas Cardinal comes on the same day the baseball team takes on the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series in Toronto.

Cardinal’s lawyers will ask the court Monday to bar the usage of the name and logo by the team, Major League Baseball and Toronto team owner Rogers Communications, which is broadcasting the game in Canada.

The logo, called Chief Wahoo, is a cartoon man with red skin and a feather in his headband.

Cardinal says they shouldn’t be allowed to wear their regular jerseys, the logo shouldn’t be broadcast and the team should be referred to as “the Cleveland team.”

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