Lawsuit Would Ban Raiders Logo from Super Bowl
(2003-01-24) — A coalition of one-eyed persons filed a class-action lawsuit today to stop the Oakland Raiders from displaying their logo during Sunday’s Super Bowl game.
The plaintiffs allege that the logo — the head of a man wearing an eye-patch in front of crossed swords under the word ‘Raiders’–gives the impression that one-eyed persons are “thugs and criminals.”
“We’ve spent years trying to escape the pirate image,” said a spokesman, “And now, millions of people around the world will watch the game on Sunday and come away with one lasting impression: ‘Beware of the one-eyed!'”