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Cleveland Indians looking into changing team name

The club said it plans to review a nickname it has had since 1905.
The Cleveland Indians display their 2019 uniforms, including a new home alternate red jersey, Monday morning, Nov. 19, 2018, at the Progressive Field Team Shop in Cleveland, Ohio. (Dan Mendlik/The Cleveland Indians via AP)

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians are reviewing their contentious nickname. 

The team released a statement on Friday night saying it is committed to “making a positive impact in our community and embrace our responsibility to advance social justice and equality.”

The club said it plans to review a nickname it has had since 1905.  

The move mirrors one by the NFL’s Washington Redskins, who Friday said they are embarking on a “thorough review” of their name. 

In 2018, the Indians removed their Chief Wahoo logo from caps and jersey worn by the team. The red-faced mascot, however, remains on some team merchandise.