First the Washington Redskins and now the Cleveland Indians.
Reports have broken out that Cleveland’s major league baseball team will drop their nickname the “Indians”.
The decision comes after the team faced a backlash from Democrats who saw the name offensive to Native Americans across the country.
As of right now, they have no new name for the team, so just like the Washington Football Team, they might be just called The Cleveland baseball team.
Breaking: The Cleveland Indians will be dropping their nickname, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan, confirming a report by The New York Times. pic.twitter.com/PafAhvgDN7
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 14, 2020
Following years of protests, the Cleveland Indians have decided to change their team name
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 14, 2020
Breaking News: The Cleveland Indians are said to be dropping their team name after years of protests from baseball fans and Native American groups. https://t.co/LmXl78ngTx
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 14, 2020
Fox News covered Cleveland’s decision to change its name and shared these details:
Cleveland’s baseball team appears to be headed in a different direction with its nickname.
The New York Times reported on Sunday that the Cleveland Indians have decided to change their team name. The newspaper cited three sources familiar with the decision, and the move is expected to come in light of the Washington Football Team changing its name back in July.
Cleveland is reportedly expected to announce its plans sometime this week.
The Indians — previously known as the Forest Citys, Spiders, Bluebirds, Bronchos, and Naps before adopting their current name in 1915 — could keep their name and uniforms for the 2021 season, but the New York Times cited one source saying that they will “shift away from it as early as 2022.”
BREAKING – After 105 years as the Indians, Cleveland's MLB team will undergo a name change, per a New York Times report.
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) December 14, 2020
President Trump even weighed in on Clevelands’ decision to change its name:
Oh no! What is going on? This is not good news, even for “Indians”. Cancel culture at work! https://t.co/d1l0C9g6Pd
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 14, 2020
The AP News chipped in too:
The Cleveland Indians are changing their name after 105 years.
Citing three people familiar with the decision, The New York Times reported Sunday night that the team is moving away from a name considered racist for decades. The Indians have been internally discussing a potential name change for months.
A team spokesman told The Associated Press the franchise has no immediate comment on the report.
The Times said the team could make a formal announcement later this week. It’s not known when the name change will take effect or if the team has settled on a new moniker.
It looks like the next victims of Cancel Culture will be the Kansas City Chiefs and the Atlanta Braves.
Just wait and see.