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.