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Cleveland Indians to consider changing franchise's nickname

The Cleveland Indians baseball team is following in the footsteps of NFL's Washington Redskins as it considers changing its controversial name

7/5/2020 2:45:00 AM

The Cle veland Indians baseball team is following in the footsteps of NFL's Washington Redskins as it considers changing its controversial name

The Cle veland Indians followed the lead of the NFL's Washington Redskins on Friday as the Major League Baseball club said it too will consider changing a team nickname that has been in place for 105 years.

2 Min Read(Reuters) - The Cleveland Indians followed the lead of the NFL’s Washington Redskins on Friday as the Major League Baseball club said it too will consider changing a team nickname that has been in place for 105 years.The Indians, who have come under fire in the past for their controversial nickname, said the recent social unrest in the United States has underscored the need to improve as an organization on issues of social justice.

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“We are committed to making a positive impact in our community and embrace our responsibility to advance social justice and equality,” the team said in a statement.“Our organization fully recognizes our team name is among the most visible ways in which we connect with the community.”

The Indians, who are set to begin their 2020 season in late July amid the COVID-19 outbreak, also said it is committed to acting in a manner that can best unite and inspire all those who support the Cleveland team.The announcement by the Indians came hours after the NFL’s Redskins said that in light of recent events around the United States and feedback from the community that it will conduct a thorough review of the name.

A push to eliminate racially insensitive material has intensified following the May 25 death of George Floyd, a Black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck in Minneapolis.In 2018, the Indians announced plans to remove the grinning “Chief Wahoo” logo from their uniforms beginning in the 2019 season in a bow to critics who have long assailed the image as a racist Native American caricature.

The team still feature the logo, a cartoon figure with red skin, a toothy smile and a feather in his headband, on merchandise sold in their stores in northeast Ohio and in Goodyear, Arizona, where the Indians hold spring training.Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto; Editing by Dan Grebler

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Controversial to who? People with weak minds and nothing better to do ! Poll all Indian if they thinks it’s wrong than change it if your not an Indian stay out of it There is a person's *face* on that man’s sleeve. A very red, perpetually smiling face. Not of a description or an occupation like ‘pirate’ or ‘steel worker’ or ‘oiler’ - the mascot is some *person* from a different culture. That’s hurtful & easy to correct.

What happens after consideration and they keep the name? Will their stadium be burned down? what the heck is wrong with indians i swear people are retarted. Change the name to the Cleveland North Americans All sports teams should be called The Kneelers. The Cleveland Kneelers, the Washington Kneelers—oh wait, scratch Washington....

Just cancel baseball and football. Maybe Americans would learn to read again. Idiots About time. OllyOllyInFree Cleveland weakminders? YOU'RE ALL GOING TOO FAR WITH THIS RACIST STUFF!! IT'S JUST A NAME!! PRETTY SOON THERE WILL BE NO MORE RACIST WHITE TOLIET PAPER!! GROW THE FARK UP... This shit has got to stop

Complete hogwash. Why do this ?...why not make it a homage ?. What can we name sports teams so that nobody in America can possibly be offended? Should we just name them numbers? Team 457 team 392 team 641 team 994 etc? Would those numbers offend anybody? weakminds Im thinking that if we simply remove ALL NAMES that have anything to do with Indians, we will all forget that they ever existed. Is that the goal?

Rounders You know, trump has been good for america. He has made us look in the mirror and see who we are. Let's go back to the Spiders. It's their own choice. Nothing wrong with changing your name and coming into the 21st century. Baseball too? great

Cleveland Indians Will Consider a Name Change Cle veland’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

Cleveland Indians looking to 'determine best path forward with regard to our team name'The Cle veland Indians said in a statement they are looking 'to determine the best path forward with regard to our team name.' ABOUT. FUCKING. TIME. Hahahahahahahahahaha! The stupid, it burns! Hahahahahahaha!

Cleveland Indians Issue Statement About Possible Name Change Amid Sponsor Pressure On RedskinsAs pressure mounts on the NFL’s Washington Redskins to change their name, fans are renewing calls on Major League Baseball ’s Cle veland Indians to alter their team’s name, as well.… - More BLM BS. Past time for these colored power movements to disappear. What is insulting about a team named after you? Seems to be an honor. I wished they’d change it to the Cleveland Ronnies

Cleveland Indians Look Into Changing Name Amid PressureThe move mirrors the one made by the Washington Redskins, who are embarking on a “thorough review” of their name. cleveland rockers ? first name that popped to mind To be fair it’s a good time to get enthusiasm for the sport without playing. Everyone can participate Pressure from who or whom ?

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Cleveland Indians to Determine 'Best Path Forward' Regarding Team Name“Our organization fully recognizes our team name is among the most visible ways in which we connect with the community,” team says of controversial team name Cleveland Rockers Cleveland Europeans Mountains out of... yep, not even a mole hill.