November 29, 2020

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Washington Redskins officially retire name and logo after sponsor backlash

A Washington Redskins helmet is seen on the field before the game between the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles at FedExField on December 15, 2019 in Landover, Maryland.

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The Washington Redskins will officially retire the team’s name and logo, the club announced Monday. A new name was not announced.

The organization, which had its name since 1932, launched a review of its name after partners and sponsors begin to criticize the team for failing to acknowledge the sensitivity regarding the name and logo to Native Americans.   

“We want to keep our sponsors, fans and community apprised of our thinking as we go forward,” the team said in a statement. “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.”

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