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Life Imitates Art: Cleveland Indians Fan Encounters Native American Protester (PHOTO)

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Pattakos introduced Rodriguez to Robert Roche, the executive director of the American Indian Education Center and a member of the Chiricahua Apache tribe.

Roche told ESPN Cleveland that Rodriguez did not understand that dressing that way was "offensive," and told Roche, "Well, Iā€™m just honoring you."

According to the New York Times, a blogger noted that the encounter between Roche and Rodriguez mirrored a political cartoon drawn by Mexican-American satirist Lalo Alcaraz.