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INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 20: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs looks to the sidelines for a play during a 30-27 Chiefs win over the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium on November 20, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
The Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl in a few hours, but controversy has sparked up.

Native activists will for the fourth time in five years travel to the stadium where the championship game is being played to protest the Chiefs’ name and other racist traditions that they have been wanting to stop.

While people across the country prepare to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, one group will protest a gesture used by Kansas City Chiefs fans known as the “Tomahawk chop.”

“Not In Our Honor” plans to voice their concerns Sunday afternoon outside Allegiant Stadium.

Activist Rhonda LeValdo, the founder of the Native American group, is demanding the Chiefs change their name, logo, and tomahawk chop chant ahead of Super Bowl 58.

“I’ve spent so much of my personal time and money on this issue. I really hoped that our kids wouldn’t have to deal with this,” LeValdo said. “But here we go again.”


The “Tomahawk chop” is a gesture and chant used at Kansas City Chiefs games, often before kickoff, after touchdowns, or just to support the team.

The Chiefs banned headdresses and face paint at Arrowhead Stadium on gameday years ago but there’s not much they can do to stop the fans from chanting.

Chiefs Kingdom isn’t the only fanbase using the “Tomahawk chop” as the Atlanta Braves and the Florida State Seminoles also take part.

The chant has been called “the most racist gesture demonstrated on the American sporting landscape.”