Skip to comments.Washington Redskins to 'conduct thorough review' of team name after major sponsor FedEx called for a change and Nike dropped their merchandise from its online stores
Posted on 07/03/2020 9:22:35 AM PDT by C19fan
Amid growing pressure from Native American groups, sponsors, and even the city's mayor, the Washington Redskins have announced they will conduct a 'thorough review' of the team's name, which is considered by many to be offensive. 'In light of recent events around our country and feedback from our community, the Washington Redskins are announcing the team will undergo a thorough review of the team's name,' read the statement. 'This review formalizes the initial discussions the team has been having with the league in recent weeks.' Friday's statement came after the team received a formal name-change request from FedEx, which was ostensibly using its leverage as the title sponsor of the Redskins' stadium in Landover, Maryland to persuade franchise owner Daniel Snyder.
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Next are the Chiefs, and 49ers. I would throw in the Patriots too as according to the NY Times the American Revolution was fought to protect slavery.
Pussies R Us.
Not even going to get worked up over it. It’s going to happen. Done with The NFL anyway.
Do descendants of Anglo-Saxons, Franks, and other people still hold a grudge against the Vikings?
That means they’re going to change it.
Fine. Let some other sports team use that Redskins name.
A team that doesn’t mind the ‘controversy’.
caving to begin 4, 3, 2, 1....
Just lose the last four letters and make it the “Washington Reds”.
That means its a Done Deal.
A name change won’t matter now. The NFL is finished. It has become so politicized and anti-American, it’s a dead duck. No true sport enthusiast will carry any love now for the “game of thugs.”
That or Washington Parasites.
Philadelphia 76ers hearkens back to the revolution as well. So that team has to change their name based on these criteria.
Many of these Teams, places etc that were given names related to Indians to preserve their heritage and they were named in good faith. TheIndians were pleased at the time. Then they got stuck on stupid.
Yep, at this point it doesn’t matter what they do. That ship has sailed.
Washington Thin Skins
The only people who are upset with these names are White Liberals.
The Indians started complaining several years back and made all kinds of demands.
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