The fight against racism and diversity continues to grow in the United States and the scale reached the NFL franchise.
Since the anti-racism movement exploded since mid-2020, many things, at a sporting and social level, have been reviewed in U.S. This reached the Nfl, specifically to the franchise of Washington, which will remove the word ‘Redskins‘of his name.
In addition to that, the team will also change their shield, which is seen as somewhat offensive against Native Americans. Meanwhile, owner Dan Snyder and coach Ron Rivera are working on a new name and design for the institution.
In an official statement, Washington stated: “On July 3 we announced the start of a comprehensive review of the team name. That review began and, as part of this process, we want to keep our sponsors, fans and community informed of our thinking to as we go. “
He added: “Today we announced that we will be removing the Redskins name and logo upon completion of this review. Dan Snyder and Coach Rivera are working to develop a new name and design approach that will enhance the position of our proud and tradition-rich franchise. “
– Washington Redskins (@Redskins) July 13, 2020
The franchise started life as the Boston Braves in 1932, but adopted the Redskins name a year later, retaining it to move to Washington in 1937 and maintain that identity until 2020.
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