A Kansas Metropolis Chiefs fan’s mother is coming to his protection … claiming that the entire haters who’re saying his gameday outfit was offensive must kick rocks.
Holden Armenta induced a giant stir on-line on Sunday when TV cameras on the Chiefs vs. Raiders recreation in Las Vegas confirmed him donning a headdress with a painted face.
Some, together with Deadspin, thought the boy was carrying blackface … and urged the NFL to talk out on the matter — calling his feathered apparel inappropriate as nicely.
Armenta’s mom, nevertheless, mentioned on her Fb web page this week there was merely no want for the outrage … explaining the boy’s face paint really consisted of each black and crimson colours — as a way to match his favourite staff’s hues.
As for the headdress, she mentioned Holden is Native American.
“Individuals are ridiculous,” Shannon Armenta wrote in a single submit.
She additionally shared just a few different snaps of Holden from the sport … and mentioned, “Everybody requested to take a photograph with him.”
“The gamers even liked it!”
Holden’s dad added on his Fb web page that his son is just “The most important Fan” of the Chiefs.
Kansas Metropolis’s NFL franchise, in the meantime, has not addressed the matter … although Elon Musk did supply his two cents on the scenario on X — boasting that his platform’s group notes had uncovered the preliminary backlash to the boy’s costume as “deception.”