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.

Former Atlanta Braves logo
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Atlanta Braves. Possibly one of the most controversial team names and logos in the history of sports, there have been countless attempts to tone down the imagery used on the Braves' products over the years. They have avoided using their ‘screaming Indian’ logo, though, the logo hasn't been officially scrapped yet.

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