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Washington Redskins to drop controversial team name following review

Washington Redskins to drop controversial team name following review
Tuesday 14
2:1 2020

Image copyright Getty Images The Washington Redskins American football team has said it will retire its name, long criticised as racist. In a statement, the team said it would "be retiring the Redskins name and logo upon completion of a review" demanded by its sponsors. Its major sponsors recently threatened to pull funding from the NFL team unless it considered renaming itself. The Washington DC-based team has faced years of pressure over a name seen as offensive to Native Americans. Team owner Dan Snyder had been a boyhood fan of the 87-year-old team - which was named the Redskins in ...

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Summary: The Washington team's decision follows a wave of calls to scrap the name long-criticised as racist.

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