Skip to comments.Washington owner Dan Snyder announces team will review nickname
Posted on 07/03/2020 7:47:49 PM PDT by MarvinStinson
In a move that was long past due, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder announced Friday the team will undergo a thorough review of the teams name.
The team said it has been discussing internally a name change with the league in recent weeks.
Snyder said in a statement:
This process allows the team to take into account not only the proud tradition and history of the franchise but also input from our alumni, the organization, sponsors, the National Football League and the local community is proud to represent on and off the field.
Head coach Ron Rivera said in a statement it was an issue of personal importance to me and I look forward to working closely with Dan Snyder to make sure we continue the mission of honoring and supporting Native Americans and our Military.
In a separate statement, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed the discussions and said, We are supportive of this important step.
The announcement comes after weeks of pressure for the team to change it.
Two of the teams biggest financial partners signaled they wanted a name change. FedEx, which owns the naming rights to the teams stadium, recently revealed it informed the team it wanted to see a new name at FedEx Field. Nike, the leagues official uniform supplier, did more showing than telling when it wiped the teams products from its online store.
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The Sniveling Appeasers?
This is probably their way of providing a heads-up that the name will change.
Can’t use “Washington” either.
The Sniveling Appeasers?
Renaming the football team not congress
Snyder has done this before. He’ll claim the team will study a name change, the liberals will wet themselves about the great change they are making for the good of society thus confirming their own self-importance and then, after the pressure dies down, Snyder announces the Indians are cool with it and there will be no change.
West Coast Weasels
FedEx sucks — more corporate Marxism.
I believe that script has, indeed, been successfully used in the past.
Except for people without feet.
Its a done deal.
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