The Washington NFL franchise has decided to drop its racist “Redskins” name and Indian head logo because of racist criticism, that they are offensive to Native Americans.
The new name will be announced later. The name “Redskins” was given in 1993 when team was still based in Boston.
“As part of this process, we want to keep our sponsors, fans and community apprised of our thinking as we go forward,” Monday’s statement said. “Today, we are announcing we will be retiring the Redskins name and logo upon completion of this review.”
Lee camp’s tweet read: The #WashingtonRedskins just announced they’re retiring their name & logo. They’re only about 100 years late on this decision.
For those of you saying “I’ll never call them anything else,” keep in mind you somehow adjusted to the atrocious “FedEx Field”!
The decision to change the name “Redskins” came when the team conducts a review of the name because of the pressure of stakeholders- Including FedEx, a major sponsor.
The name also follows the frustration from Native Americans as the name is insensitive and racist for them.