Cleveland Indians change team name to the Guardians

They won’t be the Cleveland Baseball Team. The Cleveland Indians announced Friday they were changing their team name to the Cleveland Guardians. The new name will go into effect after the...

They won’t be the Cleveland Baseball Team.

The Cleveland Indians announced Friday they were changing their team name to the Cleveland Guardians.

The new name will go into effect after the 2021 season.

The Indians moniker had come under criticism for being offensive to Native Americans, and the team announced last December that it would be changing to a new name.

The Cleveland Indians are changing their name to the Guardians.
AP

The team made the announcement in a two-minute, 11-second video narrated by Tom Hanks.

Washington’s NFL franchise is going through a similar transformation, though it has opted to temporarily play as the Washington Football Team after ditching the Redskins name.

The team also revealed their new logo that will replace Chief Wahoo.

This story originally appeared on: NyPost - Author:Justin Terranova

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