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Washington Redskins to retire controversial team name following review

Washington Redskins to retire controversial team name following review
Monday 13
13:10 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, it said it would "be retiring the Redskins name and logo upon completion of a review" demanded by its sponsors. Its major sponsors recently issued fresh calls for the team to seriously consider renaming itself. The Washington DC-based team has faced years of pressure over a name seen as offensive to Native Americans.

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Summary: The review follows a fresh wave of calls to scrap a team name long-criticised as racist.

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