Atlanta Braves Remove Tomahawk Chop Statue
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From statues and monuments to paintings and books, the leftist radicals are turning our history and our traditions into a pile of rubble.
Professional sports has been hit especially hard.
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The Washington Redskins decided to purge their team’s name. So did the Cleveland Indians. And now comes word that the Atlanta Braves have decided to embrace wokeness.
To their initial credit, they decided to keep the Braves name, but they are doing away with the popular “tomahawk chop.”
And there are reports that a beautiful tomahawk chop statue outside the stadium has been taken down.
“Through our conversations, changing the name of the Braves is not under consideration or deemed necessary. We have great respect and reverence for our name and the Native American communities that have held meaningful relationships with us do as well. We will always be the Atlanta Braves,” the Braves wrote in a letter to ticket holders.
“As it relates to the fan experience, including the chop, it is one of the many issues that we are working through with the advisory group. The chop was popularized by our fans when Deion Sanders joined our team and it continues to inspire our players on the field. With that in mind, we are continuing to listen to the Native American community, as well as our fans, players, and alumni to ensure we are making an informed decision on this part of our fan experience.”
The Braves have yet to explain why they removed the statue.
Quasi update on “The Chop”: This wood sculpture outside the Braves’ stadium near the third base entrance has been removed. I asked the Braves about it but they have chosen not to respond to requests for comment. @TheAthleticATL @TheAthleticMLB pic.twitter.com/ZdqKUP91um
— Jeff Schultz (@JeffSchultzATL) July 19, 2020