NFL's Washington Redskins will change name and logo, team says

Team owner Daniel Snyder and head coach Ron Rivera "are working closely to develop a new name and design approach that will enhance the standing of our proud, tradition rich franchise and inspire our sponsors, fans and community for the next 100 years."

 

 

National Football League's Washington franchise will change the Redskins name and logo, the team announced Monday in a statement.

The new name of the team was not revealed, ownership said it would honour both Military and Native Americans.

Over a dozen Native American leaders and organizations wrote to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell last week demanding an immediate end to Washington’s use of the name. 

The organization, which had its name since 1932, launched a review of its name after partners and sponsors begin to criticize the team for failing to acknowledge the sensitivity regarding the name and logo to Native Americans.   

The decision to change 87-year-old team name comes amid mounting pressure on the franchise from corporate sponsors and the broader nationwide discussion of race.

 

 

 

 

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