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Cleveland Indians Issue Statement About Possible Name Change Amid Sponsor Pressure On Redskins

1 month ago   |   By Deadline

As pressure mounts on the Washington Redskins to change their name, fans are renewing calls on Major League Baseball's Cleveland Indians to alter that team's name, as well. On Friday, just a few hours after the Redskins issued a statement about their team name, Cleveland did likewise. It reads in part, “We are committed to...
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BREAKING: Cleveland Indians Announce Review of Team Nickname to Find ‘Best Path Forward'

BREAKING: Cleveland Indians Announce Review of Team Nickname to Find ‘Best Path Forward'

1 month ago   |   By Mediaite

Photo credit: Dan Mendlik, Cleveland Indians via Getty Images.
The Cleveland Indians released a statement on Friday evening that the organization will review the team's nickname in the wake of the “social unrest in our community” over racial injustice.
The Indians' move comes just hours after the NFL franchise in Washington, D.C. announced that it would undergo a “thorough review” of its nickname , which has long been a target of outrage and protest for perpetuating racist stereotypes about Native Americans.
In a statement released on Twitter, the MLB organization said it was “committed to...
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