NFL: the Redskins give up their name

NFL: les Redskins abandonnent leur nom

The Washington Redskins have officially abandoned their team name.

The formation of the NFL stated in a press release Monday morning,

more than a dozen of days after the team has begun an in-depth examination regarding the name of the club, deemed racist.

“We are announcing that we will remove the name and the logo of the Redskins until the end of our assessment,” wrote the club.

“Dan Snyder [owner] and coach [Ron] Rivera are working to find a new name and a new visual identity, which will meet the standards of our franchise and that will inspire our sponsors, our supporters and our community for the next 100 years.”

For several years, members of First Nations that wish to see this change of name, but it is only since a few days, while several sponsors, such as FedEx, Nike, and Pepsi have threatened to end their business relationship with the organization, that the latter has explored the idea.

The training of the business man Dan Snyder, the majority owner, bore the name “Redskins” since it is located in the city of Washington, in 1937. She has also carried this name from 1932 to 1936, while the team was playing in Boston.

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