Washington Redskins officially drop name amid calls from activists and sponsors

Credit: CBS News- Published on July 13, 2020
The NFL's Washington Redskins announced Monday that the team will get a new name. The move comes amid calls from activists and some high-profile sponsors to abandon the long-standing nickname that many say is racist. Jan Crawford reports.

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Published on July 13, 2020 -  01:06
Washington Redskins to Change Team Name and Logo
Washington Redskins to Change Team Name and Logo The NFL franchise made the announcement on Monday. Washington Redskins, via statement Coach Ron Rivera and owner Daniel Snyder have yet to reveal the team's new name. Washington Redskins, via statement According to 'The Washington Post,' Snyder had previously said he would never change the 87-year-old name, which is racist against Native Americans. But Snyder, like many other organizations and individuals, has since adopted a new approach in regards to racial inequality following the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement. Earlier this month, FedEx, PepsiCo, Nike, Bank of America and other sponsors demanded the team change its name or lose sponsorship.

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