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Surprise! Young Chiefs Fan Targeted By Deadspin’s Phony Blackface Hoax Is Native American

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In yet another kick in the crotch to the credibility of America’s corrupt media, it’s now been confirmed that the young Kansas City Chiefs fan attacked by a so-called “sportswriter” for wearing an American Indian headdress and painting his face for an NFL game is Native American.

While only a minor, Holden Armenta found himself as the target of a Monday hit-piece penned by Deadspin Senior Writer Carron J. Phillips, who accused the young boy of donning blackface while attending Sunday’s matchup between the Chiefs and Las Vegas Raiders. Readers who click on the link to Phillips’ story are immediately greeted with a picture of Armenta decked out in a Chiefs jersey, a traditional American Indian headdress, and half of his face painted black, accompanied by a headline that reads: “The NFL needs to speak out against the Kansas City Chiefs fan in Black face, Native headdress.”

“It takes a lot to disrespect two groups of people at once. But on Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas, a Kansas City Chiefs fan found a way to hate Black people and the Native Americans at the same time,” Phillips wrote in true leftist fashion.

There are two glaring problems with Phillips’ “bombshell” story. The first is that the picture only shows half of Armenta’s face, the other side of which was painted red. Of course, when X users rightly pointed out this relevant fact to Phillips, the leftist sportswriter doubled down, writing in a now-unavailable tweet: “For the idiots in my mentions who are treating this as some harmless act because the other side of his face was painted red, I could make the argument that it makes it even worse. Y’all are the ones who hate Mexicans but wear sombreros on Cinco.”

Sounds like someone needs to put down the phone, turn on “Colors of the Wind,” and pick up the peace pipe, am I right?

[READ: Young Chiefs Fan Should Sue Deadspin Into Oblivion For Inventing Blackface Hoax About Him]

But if you thought Phillips’ dishonest smoke signal couldn’t get any worse, think again.

The second and equally significant error with the Deadspin writer’s smear is that Armenta is, in fact, of Native American descent. On Wednesday, the New York Post reported that the boy’s mother, Shannon, confirmed this just hours following Deadspin’s publication of Phillips’ hit piece.

“He is Native American – just stop already,” Shannon wrote on Facebook.

According to the Post, Holden’s grandfather, Raul Armenta — who is also Native American — “sits on the board of the Chumash Tribe in Santa Ynez, California” and “is listed as a ‘business committee member’ who was first elected to the board in 2016 on the tribe’s website.”

Crazy, right? Some people just pretend to be American Indians, but to actually be descended from them? Liz Warren is probably quaking with jealousy in her moccasins right now.

If Deadspin had any self-respect, it would have tomahawked Phillips’ employment with the outlet days ago and apologized to the Armenta family for publishing such a grotesque smear. But expecting the media to do the right thing is a fool’s errand. The chances of them repenting for their lies and dishonest tactics are about as likely as Pocahontas Liz knowing how to pitch a teepee.


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