He is a literal representation of what the Steelers were named for: steel workers.
He's a little confusing since most mascots are warm, fuzzy and cuddly looking, and this guy is not only kind of frightening looking, but also looks like he just stepped out of Now, of all the mascots on this list, Burnie may make the most sense.
The Cleveland Indians' name originated from a request by club owner Charles Somers to baseball writers to choose a new name to replace the "Naps" following the departure of their star player Nap Lajoie after the 1914 season.
The propriety of using terms and images referring to Native Americans as the name or mascot for a sports team is a topic of public controversy in the United States and in Canada, arising as part of the Native American civil rights movement in the 1960s.
The public outcry European Americans have had a history of "playing Indian" that dates back to the colonial period.
In the history of sports mascots, this one is pretty new.
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However, no new team have adopted such names for decade until 2016 when one of the teams in the National College Prospects Hockey League (NCPHL) was announced as the Lake Erie Warriors with a caricature Mohawk logo.
Sometimes, however, the mascots teams chose don’t make a whole lot of sense as mascots.
So here is a list of 20 of the most confusing mascots in sports history.
Founded as the Boston Red Stockings, the team became the Braves for the first time in 1912.