The Washington Redskins Say They Will ‘Undergo A Review Of The Team’s Name’, And Fans Are Already Suggesting New Names For The Team

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The Washington Redskins might finally be forced to change their name after receiving public pressure from their sponsors this week.

On Thursday, FedEX, which owns the naming rights to the Redskins’ stadium, formally asked the team to change their name.

Nike also made a statement against the team by removing all Redskins apparel from their website.

On Friday, the Redskins released a statement in which they say they will “undergo a review of the team’s name.”

Via ESPN

The Washington Redskins on Friday issued a statement that they will “undergo a thorough review of the team’s name” amid renewed pressure.

“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.”

“This process allows the team to take into account not only the proud tradition and history of the franchise but also input from our alumni, the organization, sponsors, the National Football League and the local community it is proud to represent on and off the field,

Following the news that the Redskins were getting pressured to change their name, football fans on social media voiced their opinions on the best options for a new team name

Brobible sports editor. Jorge is a Miami native and lifelong Heat fan. He has been covering the NBA, MLB and NFL professionally for almost 10 years, specializing in digital media. Email: jorge@brobible.com

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