Redskins Retired

antitox

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Washington Redskins retire team name, logo; no replacement announced
https://www.foxnews.com/sports/washington-redskins-retire-team-name

It had been the organization's moniker since 1933

The Washington Redskins announced Monday they will change their team name and logo after about 87 years of using it, in the wake of corporate and public pressure to ditch the moniker over racial connotations.

The Redskins did not announce a new name.

“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.”

Washington has come under fire over the term Redskins in recent weeks, with FedEx publicly requesting that the team change its name. The company reportedly threatened to remove signage from the stadium as well if the team didn’t make the alteration by the end of the 2020 season.

Big-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.

Also last week, ESPN reported that the team had made the decision to remove the Native American imagery from its logo.

The recent national focus on race relations, prompted by the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, brought new scrutiny to the team’s name. That’s when the Redskins said they would conduct a “thorough review” of the team name.

The team also hopes to build a new stadium and return inside D.C. city limits.
 

usoutpost31

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I don’t watch football, but isn’t it difficult to enjoy a sport when you know most of the players on every team commit violent crimes, including beating their wives and girlfriends?
This really isn't true. 2% of NFL players get arrested in a. given year, a smaller % of those for assault or other violent crimes. It's the bad apples that dominate the headlines.

35-40% of NFL players profess Christian faith. Playing in that league doesn't make you a bad person.
 

Andy C

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Don't care. Use to be a fan of professional sports (baseball, basketball, football) now I could not care less about any of them
Im still holding on for baseball, as so far, they are sticking to playing the game, not politics.
 

Andy C

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This really isn't true. 2% of NFL players get arrested in a. given year, a smaller % of those for assault or other violent crimes. It's the bad apples that dominate the headlines.

35-40% of NFL players profess Christian faith. Playing in that league doesn't make you a bad person.
Agree. Someone last year tried to convince all that the league is over half with felons. Ridiculous.

As you said, a high precentage profess their faith, and the majority do excellent charity.

Too bad the league leadership has been taken over by the far left. They might as well get it over with and make Kaepernick the NFL Commissioner.
 

fl2007rn

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Me and my family at one time were hardcore Redskins fans.
Those days have been long gone.
I was born and raised near DC.
Gone are the days....
It is really sad when we cannot enjoy sports without the players being political. I hardly watch sports anymore and I imagine the Olympics will turn into a political display as well. Please come quickly Lord Jesus!
 
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