Due to the social pressures that Washington Redskins is dragging in the NFL, the Major League team promised to revise the nickname to continue improving “on issues of social justice.”
Cleveland Indians He announced, through his social media, that he is considering changing his nickname amid mounting pressure to correct racial errors.
The news comes the same day the NFL Washington Redskins said they would “undergo a thorough review” of his nickname, which has been deemed offensive by Native American groups for decades.
“We are committed to having a positive impact on our community and accept our responsibility to promote social justice and equality,” the Indians said in a statement.
“Our organization fully recognizes that the name of our team is among the most visible ways in which we connect with the community. We have had ongoing organizational discussions on these issues. The recent unrest in our community and our country has only underscored the need that we continue to improve as an organization on social justice issues, “added the text.
“With that in mind, we are committed to engaging our community and appropriate stakeholders to determine the best path to follow regarding our team name,” he concluded.
The Cleveland Major League team was originally known as the Blues before switching to the Broncos and then the Naps. The Indians name began in the 1915 season.
The franchise removed its Chief Wahoo logo from its in-game shirts and caps two years ago because it was deemed too racist and offensive.
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