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The Washington Redskins Are Changing the Team's Name

This is a similar about-face as Goodell.
The Washington Redskins Are Changing the Team's Name
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Although Redskins' owner Daniel Snyder previously vowed he would never change the team's name, following a "thorough review" the team announced this summer that it would be "retiring" the name. After 87 years of bearing the name—and many protests later—the Redskins will be no longer. The announcement was made in July, only after weeks of looting. "Dan Snyder and coach [Ron] Rivera are working closely to develop a new name and design approach that will enhance the standing of our proud, tradition-rich franchise and inspire our sponsors, fans and community for the next 100 years," read a statement from the team, posted online. Some commentators have proposed the Washington Warriors or the Washington Redtails. The latter is a nod to the Tuskegee Airmen, the first Black pilots in the armed forces. The team had not given a timeline for when the name, along with corresponding logos, merchandise, and jerseys, will be changed. One advocacy group, Rebrand Washington Football, urged the new team name and logo not to fall into the old issues that plagued the last one. They explicitly said the new name should avoid all Native American references. Any Native American cultural references “would only perpetuate racist imagery that the change would aim to eliminate," the group said in a statement.
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The Washington Redskins NFL team is changing its name — what does it mean for American sport? by Andrew McGarry. ABC News, 14 July, 2020.
Washington’s NFL team to retire Redskins name, following sponsor pressure and calls for change