CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks logo statue was defaced outside the United Center on Madison Street.
The statue was painted black, covered with a tarp and guarded with a fence Monday. It will be temporarily taken down soon for repairs, according to a Blackhawks spokesperson.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, orange paint was thrown over the Native American head logo and “land back” was spray-painted on the list of names on the base of the statue.
The vandalism comes as protests grow over Columbus Day and the use of Native American symbols.
The Blackhawks say the logo is a celebration of an important historic person.