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BSO Deletes Offensive Video Of Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony In Indian Costume, Adds “Go Noles!” To Description Of Other Photos

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony

In the aftermath our original report and numerous negative comments, someone in control of the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) Instagram account deleted a video of Sheriff Gregory Tony in an Indian costume. In the original video, a scowling Sheriff Tony wielded a tomahawk while wearing an Indian headdress. The video was accompanied by the theme to the 1978 horror film Halloween. The video and a screencap vanished without explanation from the official @bsosherifftony account.

A second post by Sheriff Tony’s Instagram account featured more pictures from the BSO Halloween party. According to the post, BSO staffers as well as members of the BSO public information office attended the party. The post said, “It’s important to take a moment and decompress with a little childhood remembrance of Halloween.”

Sheriff Tony was the only attendee dressed as an Indian.

The original post ended with, “Thank you to the Office of the Sheriff team for coordinating the event.”

Shortly thereafter, the Instagram post was edited. A new ending reads, “And yes, GO NOLES!”

In our original report, REDBROWARD mentioned Gregory Tony’s unremarkable stint as a walk-on player with the Florida State University (FSU) football team. The FSU students and student athletes are known as the Seminoles.

Is Sheriff Tony trying to say he dressed up as an Indian to honor FSU Seminoles or the Seminole Tribe Of Florida?

Any genuine FSU Seminole would know the headdress worn by Tony does not represent ones worn by actual Seminoles or FSU fans.

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony Dons Racially-Insensitive Halloween Costume

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony

Holy Cultural Misappropriation Batman! An official Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) social media account features Sheriff Gregory Tony in a racially insensitive Halloween costume. In the photograph and video posted to his Instagram account, Sheriff Gregory Tony is wearing an Indian headdress while wielding a tomahawk. While Gregory Tony enjoyed a short, unremarkable stint with the Florida State Seminoles football team, there’s no evidence he enjoys any American Indian ancestors.

As one of the top Democrat elected officials in Broward County, Gregory Tony should be aware that cultural misappropriation is highly frowned upon in progesssive circles.

Hey, at least he’s wearing more than a Speedo!

***UPDATE*** BSO posted more pictures of Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony dressed as an Indian at a Halloween party. Also, it appears someone at BSO blocked the RedBroward Instagram account.

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony