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Atlanta Braves' 'Chop On' sculpture reportedly removed — but team insists it's not changing name

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'We will always be the Atlanta Braves'

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Amid renewed pressure on professional sports franchises to change nicknames potentially offensive to Native Americans — the most prominent example being the demise of the Redskins moniker formerly used by Washington, D.C.'s NFL team — the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball said they have no plans to follow suit, ESPN reported.

But that sentiment apparently wasn't true for the team's "Chop On" sculpture.

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