Trump slams plans to change sports teams' names

Monday, 06. July 2020 20:28

United States President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday to slam pressure on some sports teams to change their names over alleged racist connotations.

"They name teams out of STRENGTH, not weakness, but now the Washington Redskins & Cleveland Indians, two fabled sports franchises, look like they are going to be changing their names in order to be politically correct. Indians, like Elizabeth Warren, must be very angry right now!" Trump wrote.

Earlier, sponsors of NFL team Washington Redskins, including Nike, FedEx and PepsiCo, said they would end their partnership with the franchise unless its name is changed. Meanwhile, baseball team Cleveland Indians said it is considering a name change amid the newly widespread anti-racism movement in the US.

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