Washington,D.C., NFL team is dropping its name

Credit: Seattle Times- Published on July 13, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Redskins are shedding that name effective immediately, a person with knowledge of the move said Monday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team hadn’t yet announced the change. That announcement is expected later Monday morning. A new name must still...

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Published on July 13, 2020 -  01:06
Washington Redskins to Change Team Name and Logo
Washington Redskins to Change Team Name and Logo The NFL franchise made the announcement on Monday. Washington Redskins, via statement Coach Ron Rivera and owner Daniel Snyder have yet to reveal the team's new name. Washington Redskins, via statement According to 'The Washington Post,' Snyder had previously said he would never change the 87-year-old name, which is racist against Native Americans. But Snyder, like many other organizations and individuals, has since adopted a new approach in regards to racial inequality following the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement. Earlier this month, FedEx, PepsiCo, Nike, Bank of America and other sponsors demanded the team change its name or lose sponsorship.

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