The radical Left has waged total war on American culture, and sports are one of their top targets.
In the last several years, in particular, teams have been forced to change century-old names, along with other “woke” changes like co-ed dance teams instead of cheerleaders, and even playing a so-called “black” national anthem before games.
But Americans aren’t having it and this once iconic sports franchise is paying the price for its “woke” name change.
During the riots of 2020, the radical Left embarked on a full-scale crusade against American culture.
One of their first targets was professional sports, which hold some of America’s most cherished traditions.
The first aspect of professional sports that drew the ire of the far-left were several team names that were deemed “problematic.”
These included the Washington Redskins, Cleveland Indians, and countless other high school mascots who had Indian-themed names.
But instead of defending themselves, the Redskins and Indians gave in to the leftist mob and changed their age-old names immediately.
After over eight decades of being called the Redskins, the Redskins are now the Commanders – more appropriately referred to as the Commies – and after 106 years of being called the Indians, they are now the Guardians.
These radical name changes, which spit in the face of a century of tradition, have fans and sports enthusiasts disappointed.
The Cleveland Guardians doesn’t roll off the tongue and many fans feel like their old team has up and left.
As a result, Cleveland fans are not tuning in this season, despite their team being just one game behind in the AL Central.
According to Forbes, TV viewership for Guardians games is down almost 30%, but that is only the tip of the iceberg.
Attendance for Guardians games is also down dramatically from previous years.
In 2019, the average attendance for an Indians game was 21,465 and in 2022 the average is 15,025, which is pathetic, to say the least.
Believe it or not, fans are not happy about the radical Left destroying their beloved sports franchise, one that multiple generations of their family have likely enjoyed together.
Nobody gains from these sorts of name changes and they only serve to make white leftists feel a little better about themselves.
In fact, most Native Americans don’t give a rip about these allegedly racist team names.
One poll run by the Washington Redskins showed that upwards of 90% of Indians do not care or actually support the name Washington Redskins.
The Left’s war on American culture is well underway and it is very important that major brands and companies do not give in to their demands.
Giving these far-left socialists victories like name changes is bad for America and bad for all of the loyal fans who feel like the rug has been pulled out from under them.
Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.