Washington Redskins to Remove 'Racist' Native American Imagery from Logo
Football team also considers changing name amid 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."
In their discussions about a potential new name, Washington is planning to have no Native American imagery, per a league source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 8, 2020
Primary owner Dan Snyder has historically opposed renaming the team, which has been using the name Redskins since the 1930s.
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.
“We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name,” FedEx said in a statement to FOX Business.
Nike caves to far-left activists, removes all Redskins gear from their website pic.twitter.com/iE8ksxmwmk— Matthew Foldi (@MatthewFoldi) July 3, 2020
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.