in a not so surprising move, the former Washington Redskins have announced their team name will be changed. This comes ater intense backlash and protest that included corporate sponsors backing out. Will we see the DC Defenders emerge I. The NFL? Time will tell.
The team announced the move in a statement earlier today
”On July 3rd, we announced the commencement of a thorough review of the team’s name. That review has begun in earnest. As part of this process, we want to keep our sponsors, fans and community apprised of our thinking as we go forward. Today, we are announcing we will be retiring the Redskins name and logo upon completion of this review. Dan Snyder and Coach Rivera are working closely to develop a new name and design approach that will enhance the standing of our proud, tradition rich franchise and inspire our sponsors, fans and community for the next 100 years.”