10 Sports Team Names That Caused Controversy

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

London Rippers

Hailing from London, a city in Ontario, Canada, the London Rippers were bashed for both its name and logo, which critics said paid homage to the infamous serial killer known as Jack the Ripper. In the end, after just one season, financial shortfalls led to the dissolution of the baseball team in 2012. (Photo: Frontier League)