Chiefs Fan, 9, Called Racist Has Native American Ties

The 9-year-old Kansas City Chiefs fan who was criticized as racist for wearing a headdress and black-and-red face paint during a road game last weekend has ties to a Native American tribe.

The grandfather of Holden Armenta of California is on the board of the Chumash Tribe board in Santa Ynez, California, according to a Facebook post from fan group Real Kansas City Chiefs. The Chumash Tribe website shows a Raul Armenta on its board as a business committee member.

During the broadcast of the Chiefs’ game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, CBS cameras showed Holden Armenta wearing a Chiefs jersey and a Native American headdress, with black-and-red face paint, including a shot of him doing the “tomahawk chop.”

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