The Washington Redskins in the National Football League have gotten a lot of heat over the several past years and on Friday, the club announced that it is undergoing a thorough review of the team’s name.
“In light of recent events around our country and feedback from our community, the Washington Redskins are announcing the team will undergo a thorough review of the team’s name. This review formalizes the initial discussions the team has been having with the league in recent weeks.
“… We believe this review can and will be conducted with the best interest of all in mind.”
A few signs were spotted by fans on Thursday when sponsors started dropping the team’s name. FedEx, which has naming rights to the stadium under a $205 million deal that runs until 2025, requested that the team change the name. Sponsors Nike and PepsiCo also reportedly are under pressure to sever ties with the team unless it changes its name, Adweek has reported.
It is no secret that the club has been under more pressure in recent weeks to change the name given the social climate following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.
Let’s see what happens…
Source: NFL · Photo Credit: Twitter