Controversial sports team names

Published On: May 01 2013 12:36:50 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 15 2014 10:40:59 AM CDT

With the Washington Redskins filing an appeal Thursday seeking to overturn a decision stripping the franchise of its trademark protection, take a look at other sports team names and mascots that have drawn controversy over the years.

Kansas City Chiefs
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Kansas City Chiefs. The team has been admonished for it's continued use of the team name the "Chiefs." In 2005, things came to a head when the Washington Redskins arrived in K.C., with protesters voicing their disapproval of Native imagery outside the venue.

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