Odds: Braves 9:1 to be first to change ‘offensive nickname’

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NFL's Redskins 2:1 favorite to change first

Atlanta Braves’ Rafael Ortega (18) celebrates at home plate with Atlanta Braves’ Matt Joyce, left, and Brian McCann after hitting a grand slam home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

For years sports teams have been criticized for using ethnic stereotypes or slurs in their names. The Washington Redskins last week announced it is considering changing its team name to something less offensive, but will the Redskins be the first team to change an offensive name?

BookMaker.eu has released odds on which team or event will be the first to change its name.

Which sports team or event to change their name first?

Washington Redskins – 2/1

Cleveland Indians – 4/1

Kansas City Chiefs – 6/1

Atlanta Braves – 9/1

Chicago Blackhawks – 12/1

Florida State Seminoles – 12/1

Utah Utes – 12/1

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