In my opinion a name change cannot happen fast enough. Mark Richardson has come out in support of a name change. The CEO for the Crusaders has said a name change had already been discussed prior to the tragic events on Friday.
Today I went to look at the floral tributes left at the Botanic Gardens and to read the messages, many of which had been written by children, and it only highlighted how utterly insensitive and stupid it would be to to continue the use of the 'Crusaders' name.
Even before this tragedy the completely inappropriate pre-match display of knights, broad swords, and horses made me cringe as it would anyone who had spent even an hour's study of what the Crusades really were. Let's hope a change is made, & quickly.
If the franchise does not change its name it will be an utter disgrace.