On Friday morning, the Cleveland Indians officially announced that they will be switching their team nickname to the Guardians.
Following the announcement, fans took to Twitter to bash the Cleveland franchise for their decision.
Here are some of the highlights.
— NB (@GRUBNDOOBY) July 23, 2021
Using Tom hanks doesn’t make this name good pic.twitter.com/v5ZwShvlJ7
— The_Brownie_Elf (@TheBrownieElf1) July 23, 2021
Zero thought was put into this… what are the fans suppose to chant? Lets go Guar-Di-Ans? Lets go GUARDS?? You can’t just name a team after an object and call it a day.
— Dylan (@Dywida) July 23, 2021
Good lord, 100% of the fan-created logos were better than what the team came up with after 1.5 years. pic.twitter.com/5ZaBICQteA
— Matt Santoro (@Rantoro) July 23, 2021
Oh my god I knew you would do this. I'm not purchasing any gear going forward. Should've just done "Cleveland Baseball Team".
— Nate Brulport (@NateBrulport) July 23, 2021
That seals the deal. I am no longer a Guardians fan. This team is a pure and utter embarrassment to the city of Cleveland . I officially will not be renewing my plan next season nor will I watch ever again
— Lennox Gambler (@GamblerLennox) July 23, 2021
People are still going to wear the chief. You really dropped the ball by not changing the colors. You could have saved money and paid me to teach you some common sense! Enjoy the never ending protest. We are all still going to wear our tribe gear!
— Anthony Bostwick (@bosmanthree11) July 23, 2021
— Simbo (@simbomatt) July 23, 2021