10 Sports Team Names That Caused Controversy

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

Cleveland Indians

Perhaps one of the most infamous mascot controversies comes by way of "Chief Wahoo," mascot of the Cleveland Indians baseball team. The cartoon character of a grinning Native American man has been the target of social groups such as the NAACP and Native American tribal organizations.

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