Petition To Change Washington Commanders Back To ‘Redskins’ Gaining Steam Among Fans

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A movement to change the Washington Commanders back to their previous name is gaining steam among fans.

When the Commanders new owner Josh Harris spoke for the first time after buying the team, he said he wanted to bring back the glory days when the “Redskins” were more popular than the Dallas Cowboys.

Commanders head coach Ron Rivera also alluded to the fact that the term “Redskins” has been uttered around the stadium these last few weeks more than it has in the past few years.

One fan named Daniel Fazzolare has since started a petition to have the team’s name changed back to “Redskins” because he believes fans haven’t connected with Commanders’ rebrand.

“The name ‘Redskins’ carries deep cultural, historical, and emotional significance, honoring the bravery, resilience, and warrior spirit associated with Native American culture,” the petition reads. “It was never intended as a derogatory or offensive term but as a symbol of respect and admiration.”

“Changing the name abruptly disregards the positive legacy that the Redskins name has built over the years and disorients the passionate fans who have invested their emotions, time, and unwavering support in the team,”

I’ve been a Redskins fan my whole life and with the rebrand it just doesn’t feel right. I knew there had to be other people out there that felt the same way I did. So, I made the petition” Fazzolare said.

So far the petition has garnered over 43k signatures and is beginning to gain steam among Commanders fans.

It’s highly doubtful the NFL would allow the Commanders to go back to the Redskins but it doesn’t seem like a portion of the fanbase is willing to let go of that name.