Carmelo Anthony feels that Golden State Warriors and 4 other major American sports teams need to change their nicknames.
Washington Redskins (NFL team) were recently in news for changing their franchise name, as “RedSkins” is a term that refers to a Native North American Indians. The process is still ongoing with the team yet to come up with a new name.
Carmelo Anthony’s ppeal
Portland Trail Blazers small forward Carmelo Anthony feels that five more American sports teams have a nickname that uses Native American mascot names.
The 10-time NBA All-Star thinks that until the communities are not equal, the nation as a whole cannot be equal. Carmelo uploaded a poster on his twitter account, informing about the five teams and the message to “eliminate native mascots”.
We are not equal until all our communities are equal. In support of our Native American communities, the use of Native mascot names needs to end. @Redskins @NFL #TheTimeIsNow pic.twitter.com/3ZSmNhCZFa
— Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony) July 8, 2020
The Five Teams are:
- Cleveland Indians (Baseball team – MLB)
- Kansas City Chiefs (NFL team)
- Atlanta Braves (Baseball team – MLB)
- Chicago Blackhawks (Ice Hockey team – NHL)
- Golden State Warriors (NBA team)
Cleveland Indians and the Redskins are in process to reexamine the franchise name, while the other teams haven’t really addressed the topic yet. It will be interesting to see if the other mentioned teams in the post follow suit after Redskins and the Cleveland Indians change their names.
What next for Carmelo Anthony?
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