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Team name changed due to offensive name :/

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Hello FISO

I recently received the following email from FPL:

"Dear Premier League User,

Your team name was deemed offensive and was renamed to "Change Name". Please change it to something more suitable."
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However, I don't think that my team name was offensive at all as I named it 'Pro sons for Ukraine'. Is FPL against Ukraine and supports Putin that they deem name like that offensive or why is that?? :shock:
After they changed the name to Change Name I changed it once more to very similar name to the original one (1 word changed) and now it's been pending moderation (again) for a couple of days :?

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I had this issue again this year, due to twit embedded in team name. Pending Moderation for team nodded through after a few days. Private league of same name rejected, trying again.

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Brightwater wrote: 17 Jul 2022, 09:37 I had this issue again this year, due to twit embedded in team name. Pending Moderation for team nodded through after a few days. Private league of same name rejected, trying again.
Oh yeah, your username has the Scunthorpe problem :lol:

They probably flag team names containing Ukraine as being too political. It could equally be used in a pro-Russian statement, for example.

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Way too harsh stuff imo if a name containing Ukraine is automatically offensive as a result of that! And on this occasion it's not in pro-Russian statement, it doesn't even mention Russia or war, so yeah, very harsh if that's the reason.
Also mine was pending moderation for days after eventually they deemed it offensive, so didn't go as well as for Brightwater. Will see how the 2nd try with very slight change goes...

I wonder if it's more widespread this season that team names are deemed offensive? Coz in the past it's never happened to me. Maybe they have changed the algorithms or sth...

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driv4r wrote: 17 Jul 2022, 10:10 Way too harsh stuff imo if a name containing Ukraine is automatically offensive as a result of that! And on this occasion it's not in pro-Russian statement, it doesn't even mention Russia or war, so yeah, very harsh if that's the reason.
This is the world we currently live in. Only takes one person from millions to be offended or take it the wrong way, and there are calls for someone to hang.

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Sutter Kane wrote: 17 Jul 2022, 12:20#EVERYTHINGMUSTBESANITISED
Might be too long for a team name, that.

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Bob Newhart wrote: 17 Jul 2022, 12:22
Sutter Kane wrote: 17 Jul 2022, 12:20#EVERYTHINGMUSTBESANITISED
Might be too long for a team name, that.
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There’s absolutely no need for politicised team names in any case, plenty of other ways to support or oppose a cause.

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In this case every publicity helps as ppl forget very easily if they don't get reminded about things, especially if the issues don't directly affect them.

Anyway, in this case the name could be interpreted in different ways, Ukraine could very well mean the national football team for example, then it's not political :wink:
And if a country name in a team name is automatically offensive then perhaps other countries shouldn't be allowed in names either, especially those who are in war...

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Had a draft team named "Anti drugs strikers" (actually a real club from Sierra Leone) a few seasons back which got the change name treatment. Obviously fpl are pro drugs!

Funnily enough they had no problem with "RodonDiasBurnMeeKoch" or "HoeverBurnMeeJohnson" :lol:

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In the old days when Dicks and Butt were playing, we had fun.

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ShittuOrrBuust :mrgreen:

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I had "Covid Heroes all" rejected last season, but they didn't have any problem with "Slava Ukraini" so have gone with that again for this coming season.

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The Catman wrote: 17 Jul 2022, 21:00 I had "Covid Heroes all" rejected last season, but they didn't have any problem with "Slava Ukraini" so have gone with that again for this coming season.
I shall try other variations of Ukraine too if they deem my chosen name offensive again :D

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I had No1 Likes Amartey Rs removed last season…

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My league names passed moderation yesterday and today.

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ok maybe Gylfi as charged was always going to get rejected :roll:

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fairfranco wrote: 04 Aug 2022, 18:25 ok maybe Gylfi as charged was always going to get rejected :roll:
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fairfranco wrote: 04 Aug 2022, 18:25 ok maybe Gylfi as charged was always going to get rejected :roll:
I am appalled. And in stitches.

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My team name is SonHoldingWhiteKoch....im waiting for the flag haha.

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yeboah wrote:My team name is SonHoldingWhiteKoch....im waiting for the flag haha.
Why? Is there a minimum age limit on playing FPL?

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premier league doesn't have a sense of homour it seems

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