The Braves' use of the "tomahawk chop" as a rallying cry has long been debated. During the National League Division Series last October, Cardinals pitcher Ryan Helsley, a member of the Cherokee Nation, said the chanting "devalues our Cherokee heritage and the Native American history."
Following Helsley's comments, the Braves didn't distribute foam tomahawks during Game 5. They'd previously done so in Games 1 and 2.
The Braves haven’t addressed how they plan to move forward, but they said in their latest statement they have “much work to do on and off the field.”
The 60-game season begins July 23 and will be without fans in the stands due to the pandemic. The Braves opened camp earlier this week.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.