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.

London Rippers logo
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London (Ontario) Rippers. Understandably, many residents in London, Ontario town were upset by the baseball team's name because it referenced the serial killer, Jack The Ripper. The club refused to change its logo, but they lasted just one season in London due to financial issues.

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