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.
“We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“
— ABC 7 News – WJLA (@ABC7News) July 2, 2020
Nike also made a statement against the team by removing all Redskins apparel from their website.
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) July 3, 2020
On Friday, the Redskins released a statement in which they say they will “undergo a review of the team’s name.”
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
1) Washington Redtails (keeps httr)
2) Washington Redhawks (keeps httr)
3) Washington Defenders
4) Washington Sentinels
5) Washington Warriors https://t.co/QDdbz40MzX
— Cameron Magruder (@ScooterMagruder) July 2, 2020
Washington Wolfpack is far better than the Washington Warriors, which seems like a white-guy-wants-to-get-this-over-with-quick idea. pic.twitter.com/Gv5pZZmtWz
— Pastor Christopher (@RevCEGR) July 2, 2020
Change the name to the “Washington Warriors.” Revert back to the spear helmet. This isn’t hard. pic.twitter.com/TDnxf32soR
— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) July 2, 2020
just a reminder washington
these ideas are free
there is no charge pic.twitter.com/4Vjt906TWu
— darth™ (@darth) July 2, 2020
Washington Retrievers and let Ron Rivera’s dog Tahoe be the mascot. pic.twitter.com/aaq1DhOWkr
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) July 2, 2020
I KNOW THE NEW NAME!!!
— Marcos Sanz (@MarcosSanzMKT) July 3, 2020
“DAN SNYDER’S WASHINGTON SADNESS MACHINE” – BEEN USING IT FOR YEARS; IT JUST ROLLS OFF THE TONGUE!
— Jason Gay (@jasongay) July 2, 2020