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MLB's Cleveland Indians Might Change Their Name Too

MLB's Cleveland Indians Might Change Their Name Too

The Cleveland Indians are also mulling over a possible name change, the team announced to fans on social media on Friday (July 3).

“We are committed to making a positive impact in 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 statement started out.

It continues that the team has had “ongoing discussions organizationally on these issues. The recent social unrest in our community and our country has only underscored the need for us to keep improving as an organization on issues of social justice.”

The statement went on, explaining that they are determining the best path forward in regards to the team name, which could be changed in the coming months.

The MLB team is following in the footsteps of the NFL’s Washington Redskins, who also announced they are reviewing their team name and are open to changing it after backlash for years.

Read the Cleveland Indians full statement below:

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