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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Every Sunday you see a lot of politicians from both sides of the isles in the stands rooting for the Redskins. Don’t remember hearing them complain about the name or boycotting the games.
Good point. If they were so outraged about the name “Redskins”, why didn’t they refuse to attend games, to protest the name?
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