9-year-old Chiefs fan whose parents filed lawsuit against Deadspin shows up at Super Bowl LVIII


A younger Kansas City Chiefs fan on the heart of a lawsuit towards Deadspin confirmed up at Allegiant Stadium to assist the group as they tackle the San Francisco 49ers in Tremendous Bowl LVIII.

Holden Armenta was seated within the stands in a Native American headdress and yellow, white and purple paint throughout his face.

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Kansas Metropolis Chiefs fan Holden Armenta waits for the beginning of Tremendous Bowl LVIII. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP by way of Getty Photographs)

In a video posted on X, Holden predicted the Chiefs defeating the 49ers, 31-28.

The 9-year-old boy was on the heart of a firestorm in the course of the common season when he was seen carrying black paint throughout half of his face and a headdress because the Chiefs took on the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. Deadspin wrote an article that accused the boy of blackface and offending Native American tradition.

However his face was painted black on one aspect and purple on the opposite for the Chiefs colours, and the boy’s grandfather is reportedly on the board of the Chumash Tribe in California.

Deadspin edited the story to take away the picture on the prime that featured the boy and mentioned they “remorse any suggestion that we had been attacking” Holden.

Holden Armenta at Allegiant Stadium

Holden Armenta waits for the beginning of Tremendous Bowl LVIII. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP by way of Getty Photographs)

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On Thursday, the dad and mom of the boy, Raul and Shannon Armenta, filed a lawsuit towards Deadspin, claiming the web site and creator, Carron Phillips, selectively ran a photograph that solely confirmed one half of his face in the course of the broadcast in query. The lawsuit accused Deadspin of maliciously attacking Holden.

“By selectively capturing from the CBS broadcast a picture of H.A. exhibiting solely the one aspect of his face with black paint on it — an effort that took laser-focused precision to perform given how rapidly the boy appeared on the display screen: Phillips and Deadspin intentionally omitted the half of H.A.’s face with purple paint on it,” the criticism reads, via OutKick.

“H.A. didn’t put on a fancy dress headdress as a result of he was ‘taught hate at dwelling’ — he wore it as a result of he loves the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs soccer group and since he loves his Native American heritage.”

G/O Media didn’t reply to a request for remark from Fox Information Digital.

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Holden informed Fox Information Channel’s “Jesse Watters Primetime” that the response to what he was carrying in the course of the Nov. 26 game against the Raiders was beginning to make him “just a little nervous.”

“As a result of in the event that they go just a little bit overboard, it is just a little scary,” he mentioned.

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