Washington Redskins Likely to be Renamed Before 2020 Season
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“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 it is proud to represent on and off the field,” team owner Dan Snyder said in a statement.
Notably, FedEx Corp., which sponsors the Redskins’ home stadium FedEx Field, asked the team to change its name. In a related move, Nike pulled all Redskins apparel from its online store.
“In the last few weeks we have had ongoing discussions with Dan and we are supportive of this important step,” NFL Commissioner Robert Goodell added. Goodell has previously supported the team name.
This newest call to action regarding the Redskins’ name follows a wave of introspection and policy changes from companies across the globe fueled by Black Lives Matter protests following the death of George Floyd, who was killed in Minneapolis, MN on May 25 as a result of police brutality.