After increasing pressure calling for a change of sponsors, the Washington Redskins have announced that the organization will thoroughly review the name of the team.
“In light of recent events around our country and the reactions from our community, the Washington Redskins are announcing that the team will fully review the team’s name,” the team said in a statement. “This review formalizes the initial discussions that have taken place with the team in recent weeks.”
The name was announced at the request of FedEx, the club’s title sponsor for the stadium, on Thursday, which is universally acknowledged as “dictionary-defined racist guilt” by experts and lawyers.
“This process allows the team to consider not only the franchise’s proud tradition of history and history but also receives input from our alumni, organizations, sponsors, the National Football League and the local community and we feel proud to represent them on and off the field. , ”Said majority owner Dan Snyder through the release of the team.
Following this announcement, ESPN senior NFL insider Adam Shafter mentioned that he suggested starting the review process so that the team name would indeed change.
And here it is: The Redskins are in full review of the team name.
And let’s be clear: if there is no change, there is no review.
Redskins on the way out. pic.twitter.com/ZrS3cCvhMg
– Adam Shifter (@Adamshefter) July 3, 2020