After an uproar regarding the Washington Redskins team name, the Cleveland Indians have joined the conversation among franchises considering a name change. The news was broken by Ken Rosenthal and Zack Meisel of The Athletic on Friday night.
In a statement to The Athletic, the Indians stated the following:
“We are committed to making a positive impact on our community and embrace our responsibility to advance social justice and equality. Our organization fully recognizes our team name is among the most visible ways in which we connect with the community.”
The Indians, who have recorded four consecutive seasons of 90+ wins, made their last World Series appearance during the 2016 season.
On top of the Redskins and Indians, many speculate whether another franchise such as the Kansas City Chiefs will be the next one to step into the spotlight.