Armenia Family Takes Next Step After Controversy


Recently, we reported about 9-year-old boy Holden Armenta, who is a hardcore Kansas City Chiefs fan.

While attending the game, Holden wore Chief’s headdress and painted his face in black and red.

That really triggered Deadspin writer Carron J. Philips, who wrote a scathing hit piece about the boy:

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.

Despite their age, who taught that person that what they were wearing was appropriate?
The answers to all of those questions lead back to the NFL. While it isn’t the league’s responsibility to stop racism and hate from being taught in the home, they are a league that has relentlessly participated in prejudice.

That really infuriated the boys mom who also reported that her son is a Native American.

Holden’s mother stated in a social media post, “Everyone asked to take a photo with him. He’s Native American – People are ridiculous.”

Well, Holden’s parents have hired Clare Locke LLP to demand that Deadspin retract the article.

“These articles, posts on X and photos about Holden and his parents must be retracted immediately,” the letter from the firm said. “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.”

Deadspin did “update” the article but only to double down.

They put a quote from the liberals leading the Chumash Indians to throw the boy under the bus.

“We are aware that a young member of our community attended a Kansas City Chiefs game in a headdress and face paint in his way of supporting his favorite team. Please keep in mind that the decisions made by individuals or families in our community are their own and may not reflect the views of the broader tribal community. As a federally recognized tribe, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians does not endorse wearing regalia as part of a costume or participating in any other type of cultural appropriation.”

The family has also hinted that further action may be taken against Phillips, Deadspin, G/O Media, and Great Hill Partners.