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Washington Redskins to Remove 'Racist' Native American Imagery from Logo

Football team also considers changing name amid logo change

 on 9th July 2020 @ 2.00pm
the redskins announced it will now conduct a  thorough review  of the team name after logo change © press
The Redskins announced it will now conduct a 'thorough review' of the team name after logo change

The Washington Redskins has decided to remove the famous Native American imagery from its logo, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The news comes as the Washington football team is also evaluating whether to change its name entirely.

ESPN's John Keim stated the football team plans to keep its colors of burgundy and gold "as of now."

Flowing the death of George Floyd and the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests, the Washington Redskins came under increased scrutiny.

Primary owner Dan Snyder has historically opposed renaming the team, which has been using the name Redskins since the 1930s.

last week  global sports brand nike has caved to pressure from  woke  activists accusing the name of the redskins of being  racist  © press
Last week, global sports brand Nike has caved to pressure from 'woke' activists accusing the name of the Redskins of being 'racist.'

Snyder said he would "never change the name" in 2013.

Last week, Neon Nettle reported that global sports brand Nike has caved to pressure from 'woke' activists accusing the name of the Redskins of being 'racist.'

Nike then removed all Redskins gear from their website ins rpeosne to the outcry.

Adweek reported that three letters signed by 87 different investment firms and shareholders demanded Nike, FedEx, and PepsiCo to cease business with the Washington Redskins until the name is changed.

Nike's move seemed to come after activist investors at FedX claimed that the name was racist.

primary owner dan snyder has historically opposed renaming the team  which has been using the name redskins since the 1930s © press
Primary owner Dan Snyder has historically opposed renaming the team, which has been using the name Redskins since the 1930s

“We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name,” FedEx said in a statement to FOX Business.

The Redskins announced it will now conduct a “thorough review” of the team name as pressure mounts to change its moniker over racial connotations.

The team is also planning to build a new stadium and return inside D.C. city limits.

But local leaders have said the condition of the build would be changing the name.

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