Despite Pressure, Atlanta Braves Will Not Change Team Name
Following the Washington Redskins folding on changing its name, activists have been pressuring other sports teams with names referring to Native Americans to change their names as well. However, Major League Baseball’s Atlanta Braves have no plans to do this.
TheBlaze reports from ESPN that the Braves sent an email to season ticket-holders saying that while the team is looking at the future of the Tomahawk Chop, a forearm-forward motion with a wordless stereotypical Native American chant employed during games, the team is sticking with its name.
In the letter, the team said that it has “commenced a relationship with Native American leaders” and that “through our conversations, changing the name of the Braves is not under consideration or deemed necessary. We have great respect and reverence for our name and the Native American communities that have held meaningful relationships with us do as well. We will always be the Atlanta Braves.”
Hopefully, unlike the Redskins, the Braves don’t fold to the Leftist mob.