With teams in two pro sports taking a second look at names deemed offensive to Native Americans, the Atlanta Braves are giving no indication they are willing to consider a similar change.
With teams in two pro sports taking a second look at names deemed offensive to Native Americans, the Atlanta Braves are giving no indication they are willing to consider a similar change
One of their sponsors, FedEx, is pushing the team to change its name.The Associated PressATLANTA -- With teams in two sports taking a second look at names deemed offensive to Native Americans, the Atlanta Braves on Saturday gave no indication they are willing to consider a similar change.
The Cleveland Indians said Friday they’re reconsidering their nickname following the furor over the NFL Washington Redskins name.The Braves released a statement saying the team “honors, supports, and values the Native American community. That will never change.”
The Braves said they “have much work to do on and off the field.”The team said in recent months it has “created an even stronger bond with various Native American tribes, both regionally and nationally, on matters related to the Braves and Native American culture."
“We have also held meetings with our Native American Working Group which will collaborate with us on cultural issues, education and community outreach to amplify their voices and show our fans they are still proudly here,” the statement said.“The Atlanta Braves have a meaningful commitment to honor the Native American community and we are excited about working together to ensure this happens," it said.
The Braves have not said if they will encourage the tomahawk chop and chant by fans this season. The chant caused a stir in last year's NL Division Series loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.Cardinals pitcher Ryan Helsley, a member of the Cherokee Nation, said he found the chant insulting. Following Helsley's criticism of the chant, the Braves did not distribute their traditional red foam tomahawks to fans before Game 5 of the series, won by the Cardinals.
The foam cutouts are used when Braves fans do the chop chant at games.Before Game 5, the Braves said they did not distribute the foam cutouts"out of respect for the concerns” expressed by Helsley. The Braves said they would continue to examine the issue after the season.
There will be no fans in the stands when the Braves' 2020 season, delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, is scheduled to start on July 23 or 24. The Braves made no reference to the chop in their statement on Saturday. Read more: ABC News »
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So how is Braves 'offensive'? Sounds like the owners of the Braves are cowards. what if a bee see? Is the Atlanta Cowards offensive ? Good. RT : With teams in two pro sports taking a second look at names deemed offensive to Native Americans, the Atlanta Braves are giving no indication they are willing to consider a similar change. The Atlanta Waves?
Because its not offensive. Why should they? Who’s triggered today? God you people are sick. Waking up just seeking a reason to be offended. To be a victim. If Democrat Biden wins the election, all this race card stuff will disappear, without Biden doing a single thing extra, to fix it. Just like When Obama was President. If Democrat policies won’t work, use the race card.
AND WHY SHOULD THEY..!.Sure don’t hear any complaining about millions $$ given various tribes NOR do I read or hear of any complaints about billions $$$$ they make yearly at the casinos like “Seminole” HardRock for one..good for them, their guests & laughing all way to bank..!! Good, all this name changing shit is pathetic. We have a country full of weak minded people who are offended by everything. There are MUCH more important things that will actually help the black community besides tearing down statues, burning businesses and looting. EDUCATION
I've just become a Braves fan! The world doesn't revolve around your propaganda mill's chronically butthurt performance art. Wussies. Media isn’t even smart enough to know that the team names are paying homage to a strong and noble culture. Everything to them is raaaaaaacccciiiiissssttttt. How is it offensive to have a sports team names after you? Chiefs and braves thats inclusive not prejudice. Red skins maybe just because the word skin change that one to Natives. But seriously wtf?
Don’t give in Atlanta. Stay strong for the Braves Brave people are everywhere. It's never been more evident. Warriors are, as well. I'm not feeling a name change. The tomahawk can go, in my opinion, but I would like to see them keep the name and hope they represent it in a positive way. America is tired of you angry haters who try to make everything about race and hate and division.
How is Braves offensive? Because they’re racist. You forgot to mention that. Tomahawk chop. What a bunch of crap! I’m sorry but I don’t think the “Redskins” is at all the same as the “Braves.” One is clearly racist and one seems to be a tribute Would Bravos be any less offensive? Good! Hope they have the guts to stand up to the likes of you!
Good. Good for the Braves!! Fuck that!! Cannot change all the names!! Haiw bout this info of course not you idiots, they’re called the Braves !! B-R-A-V-E-S ! THE BRAVES ! Happy 4th of July 🇺🇸 !! Should change Yankees It implies white privilege Yay Brave Braves I think the Braves is an interesting question. The fervor has only been about the Redskins that I recall, and at least the prior logo of the Indians. I don't know that I've seen anything about how Natives feel about that. Would be good to know.
Good Why is “ Braves” offensive? That word sounds like a complement to me. The Yankees should change their name! Yankee is an offensive word to southerners! When are they going to ban tyres on cars 🚗 because they are black. Banning NFL, MLB, NBA! No longer will be supporting any of this crap! Awesome, the stupidity and madness stop right there.
It doesnt matter all sports will be bankrupt You will see your favorite athletes at Wal-Mart
The Washington Redskins Are Considering Changing Their Team Name“Want to really stand for racial justice? Change your name.” Washington Machines...? What about the NHLBlackhawks Bah! You can't change history and trying to change known names MAY HURT your team! Washington who
Cleveland Indians Will Consider a Name ChangeCleveland’s Major League Baseball franchise, known as the Indians since 1915, said it would consider changing its nickname. A society controlled by stupidity. After over a hundred years As the Indians............ IT SHUD STAY AS IS!!!!!! The Cleveland Lakers? Indians
Washington Redskins to review name after FedEx asks team to change itOwner Daniel Snyder had previously said he would never change the team's name. NFL eating itself 😂 Indians ? Who were they 😂. How bout 10% of profits go to tribes ... ❤😍
Washington Redskins Now Poised to Change NameThe Washington Redskins are looking into a name change. Too bad they can’t change their name to the Chiefs Washington Shirts and Skins South Park predicted it
Washington Redskins Will ‘Review’ Team Name Amid Pressure From Major SponsorTeam owner Dan Snyder has dismissed previous calls to change the team’s name. STUPID The Washington Monuments 🤡🤡
Washington NFL Team's Sponsor FedEx Formally Asks For Team Name ChangeFedEx, the title sponsor of the Washington Redskins ' stadium, is asking the team to change its name following a report that investors are lobbying for the company to cut ties with the NFL team. Did they not know the team name of the team they were sponsoring when they agreed to sponsor a team? Finally. Just a matter of time now. The ancestors are proud. Love always wins. Aho.