Cleveland and Washington Are the Future of Sports Branding

The teams are part of a year of major mascot rebrands

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It’s only a matter of time until remaining teams with problematic names also rebrand. Washington Football Team, Cleveland Indians

The Cleveland Indians became the second professional sports franchise this year to announce their intent to adopt a more inclusive brand identity, following Washington’s NFL team making the same call in July.

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@lisalacy Lisa Lacy is Adweek's Commerce Editor.