Washington's NFL team to announce name change on Monday: reports
Added 07-13-20 07:57:01am EST - “The Washington Redskins on Monday will reportedly announce plans to retire the franchise's nickname, as the team comes under growing pressure to change a name that? is viewed as a racist slur against Native Americans.” - Thehill.com
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The Washington Redskins on Monday will reportedly announce plans to retire the franchise’s nickname, as the team comes under growing pressure to change a name that is viewed as a racist slur against Native Americans.
The franchise is not expected to reveal a new name on Monday, The Washington Post reported, citing three people with knowledge of the situation. Two people told the newspaper that the team's preferred new name is tied up in a trademark battle. Though one person said that the new name could be disclosed within two weeks.
The Sports Business Journal first reported on the development. The Washington Redskins did not immediately return a request for comment from The Hill.
The planned announcement comes less than two weeks after longtime owner Dan Snyder said that the franchise would undergo a "thorough review" of the team's name, which has been used since 1933. Snyder had long defended the name despite a years-long push from Native American tribes, politicians and activists for it to be changed.
“We’ll never change the name,” Snyder said to USA Today in 2013: “It’s that simple. NEVER — you can use caps.”
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