Young Kansas City Chiefs Fan Falsely Smeared For Wearing ‘Black Face’ Makes Super Bowl Appearance

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Holden Armenta, the nine-year-old child accused of wearing ‘black face’ by a Deadspin reporter, appeared at the Super Bowl wearing a Native American headdress.

Armenta arrived to the stadium wearing his team’s colors and predicted the Kansas City Chiefs would take home the championship.

“Holden Armenta to the Super Bowl! Thanks to all that made this happen!” the Native American Guardians Association wrote.

As 100 Percent Fed Up previously reported, Armenta has Native American heritage.

UPDATE: Young Kansas City Chiefs Fan Falsely Smeared For Wearing ‘Black Face’ Is Native American


Armenta's family filed a lawsuit against Deadspin for defamation after a reporter for the outlet labeled the child racist.

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Daily Mail reports:

Holden Armenta's family launched a lawsuit against Deadspin after one of its reporters accused the boy of wearing 'blackface' and criticized his wearing of a Native American headdress to a Chiefs game in November.

Armenta, from Oklahoma, was seen attending the Super Bowl in Las Vegas on Sunday, again wearing a feathered headdress and red, white and yellow face paint.

Video footage posted to social media showed the child, who has Native American heritage, dancing and laughing with his family, ahead of the game.

In November Deadspin's reporter Carron J. Phillips wrote an article titled 'the NFL needs to speak out against the Kansas City Chiefs fan in Black face, Native headdress' with a picture of Armenta's face from the side painted black.

In the piece Phillips wrote that Armenta had 'found a way to hate Black people and the Native Americans at the same time' with his face paint at the game.

Per Fox News:

On Thursday, the parents of the boy, Raul and Shannon Armenta, filed a lawsuit against Deadspin, claiming the website and author, Carron Phillips, selectively ran a photo that only showed one half of his face during the broadcast in question. The lawsuit accused Deadspin of maliciously attacking Holden.

"By selectively capturing from the CBS broadcast an image of H.A. showing only the one side of his face with black paint on it — an effort that took laser-focused precision to accomplish given how quickly the boy appeared on the screen: Phillips and Deadspin deliberately omitted the half of H.A.’s face with red paint on it," the complaint reads, via OutKick.

"H.A. did not wear a costume headdress because he was ‘taught hate at home’ — he wore it because he loves the Kansas City Chiefs football team and because he loves his Native American heritage."

G/O Media didn’t respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.

Holden told Fox News Channel’s "Jesse Watters Primetime" that the reaction to what he was wearing during the Nov. 26 game against the Raiders was starting to make him "a little nervous."

"Because if they go a little bit overboard, it's a little scary," he said.

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