Swedish Hockey Team Called Out Over Offensive Name

A man in Stockholm has complained to Sweden’s Discrimination Ombudsman that the Frolunda Indians Hockey Club name and logo is offensive.  The team got their name 20 years ago due to their aggressive style of playing.  They believe their logo and name convey “courage, passion, and fellowship,” according to media manager Peter Pettersson Kymmer.  His remarks echo those made by North American sports teams whose names have been called out for being offensive.  Clas Lundstedt, a press spokesman for the ombudsman, revealed that the complaint had been dropped because “it was not covered by Swedish discrimination law.”  

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