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21% of Canadians think that the Edmonton Eskimos team name is unacceptable

Controversial sports team names have been a topic of debate for a number of years now.

The Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Blackhawks and Cleveland Indians are all major sports franchises that have been pressured to change their name.

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One franchise that flies a little more under the radar is the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos, but that doesn’t mean everyone is okay with the name.

A recent survey from Insights West shows that one in every five (21%) Canadians think that the Eskimos nickname is unacceptable.

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On the other hand, 57% of Canadians think the name is just fine, leaving 23% that are on the fence regarding the issue.

Earlier in November, Edmonton mayor Don Iveson urged the CFL franchise to consider a name change.

<who>Photo Credit: Insights West

If it does happen, it won’t be a popular move in Alberta as only 12% of the province deems the name unacceptable.

The survey found that 27% of Canadians believe the Redskins nickname is unacceptable, while 21% and 19% found issues with the Chiefs and Blackhawks nicknames.



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