The Washington Redskins have officially dropped their team name.
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The NFL team said in a statement Monday morning, more than a dozen days after the team began a thorough review of the name of the club, deemed racist.
“We are announcing that we will be removing the Redskins name and logo until the end of our evaluation,” the club wrote.
“Dan Snyder [le propriétaire] and the coach [Ron] Rivera are working to find a new name and visual identity that will meet the standards of our franchise and inspire our sponsors, supporters and our community for the next 100 years. ”
For several years, First Nations people have wanted to see this name change, but it has only been for a few days, when several sponsors, such as FedEx, Nike and Pepsi have threatened to end their business relations with the company. organization, that the latter explored the idea.
The formation of businessman Dan Snyder, the majority owner, had been known as “Redskins” since it moved to the city of Washington in 1937. It also bore this name from 1932 to 1936, while the team was playing in Boston.