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    Writing is on the wall for the Exeter Chiefs I'd say

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-53390944


    Have to say, I don't feel any sympathy for Exeter - they chose their branding recently and should have known better at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    Writing is on the wall for the Exeter Chiefs I'd say

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-53390944


    Have to say, I don't feel any sympathy for Exeter - they chose their branding recently and should have known better at the time.
    Redskin is a derogatory racial slur, whereas chief is not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepercy View Post
    Redskin is a derogatory racial slur, whereas chief is not.
    That is true, so its not so bad.
    But even so it was never a clever choice
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    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    from the article:

    Some names that have been suggested as replacements include the Washington Senators, the Washington Warriors and the Washington Red Tails.

    from NKW:

    Washington potato skins

    from Dan Qualye former VPOTUS:

    Washington potatoe skins

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    I've never understood why a team from Exeter would think that Chiefs was a good idea. It's not like there's a good connection there.

    I guess the Exeter Ponies was never going to work.
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    I wonder if these guys are breaking into a sweat too:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiefs_(rugby_union)
    I, for one, like Roman numerals

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickie E View Post
    I wonder if these guys are breaking into a sweat too:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiefs_(rugby_union)
    Perhaps their name is in honour of the various Maori Chiefs given that the Maori King resides in their catchment area>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dixpat View Post
    Perhaps their name is in honour of the various Maori Chiefs given that the Maori King resides in their catchment area>
    Maybe. Does "in honour" trump cultural appropriation?
    I, for one, like Roman numerals

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonSmith View Post
    I've never understood why a team from Exeter would think that Chiefs was a good idea. It's not like there's a good connection there.

    I guess the Exeter Ponies was never going to work.
    Pirates / seafarers have more of a connection. Two quick thoughts I'm sure a bit of research could come up with plenty more. Jut no need to be as pathetic as the "CARDIFF BLUES" !

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    Cultural appropriation can come from an appreciation of the other culture.
    Without embracing and building upon the ideas of other cultures, humanity remains static. History has proven that “cultural appropriation” is critical for human progress, and without it the future is bleak.
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    Most of us can spot offensive stereotypes and blatant racism, without the help of some politically correct type pointing it out for us.

    I must have posted at the same time as Marc.

    I was wondering about Saracens?
    The term had negative connotations for a long time, denoting Arab Muslims. The logo is clearly an Islamic reference. The club website suggests it was inspired by an appreciation of Saladin’s men.
    The club's name is said to come from the "endurance, enthusiasm and perceived invincibility of Saladin's desert warriors of the 12th century".
    Although the fact their local rivals were called Crusaders probably had more to do with it.

    The topic has popped up before: Crusaders and NZ Rugby much ink was spilled at the time.
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