The Washington Redskins will retire the team's nickname on Monday, according to a report by Ben Fischer of the Sports Business Journal. WASHINGTON WARRIORS EMERGES AS FAVORITE TO REPLACE REDSKINS: REPORTSBig-name retailers such as Amazon, Walmart and Target, as well as Nike and Dick’s Sporting Goods, all removed Redskins merchandise from their websites last week. And last Thursday, FedEx -- which holds the naming rights to the team’s Maryland stadium -- formally requested a name change. FEDEX THREATENS TO REMOVE SIGNAGE FROM REDSKINS STADIUM UNLESS TEAM CHANGES NAME: REPORTLast Wednesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the team has made the obvious decision to remove the Native American imagery from its logo. That’s when the Redskins said they would conduct a “thorough review” of the team name, as the organization faced immense pressure to change its moniker over racial connotations.
Source: Fox News July 13, 2020 02:03 UTC