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

Chicago Blackhawks

The fact that the hockey team's mascot is nicknamed "Tommy Hawk" and its logo features a caricature of a Native American man with feathers adorning his head has been cited as racially insensitive by the National Congress of American Indians, a group that has rallied professional sports leagues to remove references to Native Americans from their team rosters. (Photo: NHL)