Redskins Bow to Pressure
(UnitedVoice.com) – The Washington Redskins are no more. Activist groups have targeted the organization for decades, saying the NFL team name and logo were racial slurs against Native Americans. Over the last few months, the team has been talking with Washington, DC officials about moving the team back to the city from its current home in Maryland.
After years of calls to change, the team announced Monday morning it would be dropping “Redskins” from its name and changing its logo.
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) July 13, 2020
DC officials said they would not approve the team’s move if it didn’t change the name. Additionally, FedEx, which is the sponsor of the current stadium, also requested the change in the wake of George Floyd’s death in May. Other sponsors followed suit. Recently, Amazon, Walmart, Target, Nike, and Dick’s Sporting Goods removed the team’s merchandise from their online platforms and stores.
Now, the team hopes to build a stadium on the site of their old RFK stadium inside the DC city limits. The new team name has not yet been revealed.
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