The Parents Of 9-Year-Old Chiefs Fan Are Threatening To Sue Deadspin Over “Black Face” Claim

The parents of a 9-year-old Kansas City Chiefs fan are lawyering up and are threatening to sue the sports website Deadspin following an article that was written accusing their son, Holden Armenta, of being racial insensitive after he wore a Native American headdress and painted his face black and red.

The article was written by Deadspin’s Carron J. Phillips:

NewsNation has now reportedly obtained a letter of Holden’s parents, Shannon and Raul Armenta, stating that they’ve hired Clare Locke LLP to demand a retraction and threatening further action against the the author Carron J. Phillips, Deadspin, G/O Media, and Great Hill Partners.

“These Articles, posts on X, and photos about Holden and his parents must be retracted immediately.
It is not enough to quietly remove a tweet from X or disable the article from Deadspin’s website. You
must publish your retractions and issue an apology to my clients with the same prominence and fanfare with which you defamed them,” the letter says.

The picture of the boy was taken on November 26th during the Chiefs vs Raiders game in Las Vegas.