CLEVELAND (AP) – Known as the Indians since 1915, Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team will be known as the Guardians.
Prom Club announced the name change on Friday with a Twitter video narrated by actor Tom Hanks, ending months of internal discussion triggered by a nation of organizations and teams. shadow will permanently remove logos and names that are considered racist.
The Guardian’s choice is sure to be criticized by many of the club’s die-hard fans.
The organization has spent most of the past year gathering a list of potential names that were close to 1,200 just over a month ago. But the process quickly accelerated and the club landed on the Guardians.
Team owner Paul Dolan said last summer’s social unrest, caused by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, prompted his intention to change the name of his football club.
In 2018, Indians stopped wearing the controversial Chief Wahoo logo on their jerseys and caps. However, the team continued to sell items bearing a caricature of a red, smiling face that had been opposed for decades by Native American groups.
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