ATLANTA, GA — More than 35,000 fans have signed a petition asking the Atlanta Braves to keep the long-standing tradition of the “tomahawk chop” after team officials said they’re considering its future in light of backlash from Native Americans.

Braves fan Kevin Mooneyhan created the petition Thursday to keep the chant, attracting 20,000 signatures within the first 24 hours. It now has more than 35,000 signatures.

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