The Atlanta Braves' controversial tomahawk chop continues into the World Series | USA TODAY 1

The Atlanta Braves’ controversial tomahawk chop continues into the World Series | USA TODAY

 

Is it finally time for the Atlanta Braves to consider a name change?
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USA TODAY Sports' Bob Nightengale breaks down the controversy surrounding the Atlanta baseball franchise's name and their infamous tomahawk chop as the Atlanta Braves prepare to meet the Houston Astros in this year's World Series.

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36 comments

  1. That’s a negative! Georgia is attached to the Chattahoochee and Creek Indians and many counties name still exist. I lived in Muscogee and as a kid I asked why and learned. How about teaching people why the name was given versus canceling a history. That is even more offensive.

    1. Also, it’s people like this that damage Atlanta. Look at the All Stars game. Brave translates to a warrior. The chop isn’t their to mock Native Americans. It’s there to celebrate a team. A team that honesty has united a lot of different people. United more people than the politicians that claim that they care. This video is marketed to get views. More views = more money.

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  4. Most amazing scene in sports is when they dim the lights and chop in Atlanta. BRAVES keep doing your thing. If you don’t like it, don’t watch it.

  5. Anyone with a snarky punch me in the face like his; you automatically know there’s gonna be a problem.

  6. The name “Redskins” was racist. The “Indians” name at worst was just historically incorrect. There is nothing wrong with being named after a specific warrior tribe.

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