NFL Washington Franchise To Drop “Redskins” Name And Work To Develop A New One | NFL News

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Washington: “Today we are announcing that we will remove the Redskins name and logo after this review”

Last update: 07/13/20 2:22 p.m.

The NFL team in Washington officially renamed its name “Redskins” under pressure from the Native American community and team sponsors.

The franchise launched a team name review after several sponsors wrote to owner Daniel Snyder threatening to withdraw the signature and end the financial agreements, including the stadium naming rights agreement with FedEx.

And a statement from the franchise on Monday said, “On July 3, we announced the start of a thorough review of the team’s name. This review has started seriously.

“As part of this process, we want our sponsors, fans and the community to be informed of our thinking in the future.

“Today we are announcing that we will be removing the Redskins name and logo after this review.

“Dan Snyder and Coach Rivera are working closely to develop a new name and a new design approach that will enhance the reputation of our proud and tradition-rich franchise and inspire our sponsors, fans and community for the next 100 years. ”

The franchise began using the Redskins nickname in 1933, when it was based in Boston and was previously called the Braves. Team owner George Preston Marshall moved the club to Washington in 1937.

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