Following decades of pressure to stop using a racial slur as its team name, Washington’s NFL team, the Washington Redskins, announced that it will finally change. The team said in a statement on Monday: “On July 3rd we announced the commencement of a thorough review of the team’s name. That review has begun in earnest. Today, we are announcing we will be retiring the Redskins name and logo upon completion of this review.” A new name and logo will be announced at a later date after a thorough review, the team said.
Team owner Dan Snyder announced that they decided to remove the name Redskins “in light of recent events around our country and feedback from our community.” The team added, “Dan Snyder and Coach 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.”
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