Herschel Walker Supports Braves Name, Raphael Warnock Won’t Say

  • Like other professional teams with ties to indigenous people, the Atlanta Braves have recently been questioned regarding whether or not the team will change their name and mascot. Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA), U.S. Senator from Georgia, did not respond to an interview request from the Peach Tree Times regarding this issue.
  • In an interview with Fox News, Walker insisted that he didn’t want to see the Braves change their name. The former college and professional football star said, “I want to ask Sen. Warnock, and he needs to come out and say, does he believe they should change the name? Well, I don’t,” The news outlet confirms the Atlanta Braves’ name and the team’s accompanying tomahawk logo have long come under criticism for being offensive to Native Americans. However, Walker noted, “I’ve asked some Native Americans, and they were OK with it.”
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