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Washington’s NFL Team to Officially Drop the Name “Redskins”

July 13th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Despite repeated declarations from the owner of the Washington Redskins that he would never change the team's nickname, the NFL franchise is expected to announce Monday the name “Redskins" and the team's Indian head logo will be dropped immediately.

Less than two weeks ago, owner Dan Snyder again promised he would never get rid of the name, which was adopted in 1933, even as pressure to do so increased from sponsors, including FedEx, Nike, Pepsi and Bank of America. Native American advocates have long criticized the name they call a “dictionary-defined racial slur.” 

A new name must still be selected for the team, and it remained unclear when that will happen

The franchise recently began cutting ties with founder George Marshall, a segregationist and the last NFL owner to integrate his team. 

The team released the following statement Monday morning:

14 Responses to “Washington’s NFL Team to Officially Drop the Name “Redskins””

  1. July 13, 2020 at 10:56 am, Pat said:

    Another outfit kneeling down to the liberal left! This racism issue is getting old. I wish these organizations would get a set of gonads and stand up to the left. I hope no one ever watches them again.

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    • July 13, 2020 at 11:24 am, Jay said:

      Maybe they should be called the Blackskins, Pat. Or do you prefer the Whiteskins?

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      • July 13, 2020 at 1:54 pm, Dan said:

        > Excuse Jay he is one of the liberals who trolls CBC news and bitches because he has no liberal platform in this area.

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        • July 13, 2020 at 6:15 pm, Jay said:

          I am not a liberal. I am an American.

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  2. July 13, 2020 at 11:55 am, Befh said:

    I’d be willing to bet that people who are the victims of racism would also agree that this “whole racism issue is getting old.”

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    • July 13, 2020 at 12:50 pm, Kevin said:

      > You would be wrong.

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      • July 13, 2020 at 1:53 pm, Dan said:

        > No, they would be right!

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  3. July 13, 2020 at 12:52 pm, Kevin said:

    Fear not, Dan Snyder is working on a great branding scheme that will return the team to greatness – he talking to Snyder’s Of Berlin, the great potato chip maker to help with the change. He’ll name the team after Redskin Potatoes. Hail to the Spuds! The chip maker will roll out the new chips at training camp!!

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    • July 13, 2020 at 10:34 pm, David said:

      I can only hope this is the start of a national cleansing. Get rid of those bigoted red skin potatoes, what about Red Robin, Red Lobster, black boards, black heads, black panthers, it’s time to quit offending!!! I guess my mommy lied to me when she said “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”. I guess people were made of tougher stuff back then. Or could it all be about the power?… There are people out there that hate this country enough to strap bombs on their children to kill us and a name of a football team is more than we can endure. Thank God for people in this country that are willing to fight and die for our freedom. I seriously doubt the PC crowd is, someone may offend them. God help us!!!

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  4. July 13, 2020 at 1:59 pm, Dan said:

    Should name the Washington Sellouts, because they sold out to terrorist thugs BLM and Antifa.

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    • July 13, 2020 at 4:29 pm, Kevin said:

      > lol – he sold out to FedEx. He wanted their money, this was the price. I’ll bet Sonny Jorgensen would roll over in his grave if he were dead. Love it!

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  5. July 13, 2020 at 3:02 pm, Lav said:

    To those of you who are against changing the name: How will the name change completely and utterly ruin your day-to-day existence and make your life on earth a living hell? Will it somehow make you lose your job? Will you go bankrupt? Will your spouse leave you? Will your kids drop out of school? How will this signify the end of your racist life as you know it? I’m waiting.

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  6. July 13, 2020 at 3:44 pm, Beth said:

    I support freedom of speech. We all have the right to say what we believe. I feel that many of the comments on this post seem very hateful. It is sad that during a worldwide crisis that is affecting all of humanity, people still find the time to hate.

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    • July 13, 2020 at 4:31 pm, Kevin said:

      > In this same thread Beth you said “Racism is getting old” – meaning people who are victims should just shut up, right? Sounds a little hateful, wouldn’t you say? Pot, meet kettle.

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