10 Sports Team Names That Caused Controversy

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  • Washington Redskins
  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Washington Wizards
  • Atlanta Braves
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • London Rippers
  • Golden State Warriors
  • Cleveland Indians
  • New York Knicks
  • Ottawa Tomahawks

Washington Redskins

Ten members of Congress have reportedly called for the Washington Redskins football team to change its nickname, adding to a growing chorus of critics over the years who say the moniker is insensitive to Native Americans. Take a look at other professional teams that have come under fire for their nicknames and mascots. — Britt Middleton

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