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Mayor, community members urge Morden hockey team to ditch controversial nickname – CBC

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by ahnationtalk on July 10, 202035 Views

Team president says club is looking into it, says any change won’t happen overnight

Jul 10, 2020

A senior hockey team in rural Manitoba that’s resisted calls to discard its controversial name is facing new pressure from the southern Manitoba city’s mayor and other residents.

The mayor of Morden is personally urging the Morden Redskins to ditch a nickname he considers derogatory — and vowing to personally cover the cost of rebranding the team, with anyone else who’s interested.

And others in the community are writing to team management, sponsors and city councillors, asking them to pressure the team to remove the moniker with racist connotations.

At least one business — BDO Canada — said on Twitter it’s re-evaluating its sponsorship of the club, which plays in the South Eastern Manitoba Hockey League.

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