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Washington to retire ‘Redskins’ nickname after thorough review

John Watson, Sports Editor

The Washington Redskins will be retiring the ‘Redskins’ nickname once-and-for-all after major organizations and sponsors called for change.

On July 3rd, the team launched a “thorough review” of the nickname and today they announced the change in a press release.

The press release highlighted what everyone was anticipating by stating: “Today, we are announcing we will be retiring the Redskins name and logo upon completion of this review.”

The Press Release:

 

Multiple big-name sponsors of the team including FedEx, Nike and PepsiCo asked the team to change the name while over a dozen Native-American leaders and organizations wrote to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell demanding change as well.

While there is no nickname selected, the team will need to act swiftly as the NFL season is set to begin on Sept. 10 unless Covid-19 forces a pushback.

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