The iconic Washington Redskins are soon to be no more — under that name anyway. The beloved NFL team will be changing their name, which has long been criticized as being offensive to the Native American community. The franchise will be dropping both the “Redskins” team name and the logo. The logo is currently the face and headdress of a Native American man.
The move comes after increasing pressure from the team’s sponsors, including FedEx, Pepsi, and Bank of America. The name was adopted in 1933 and is one of the most polarizing team names in American sports. After 87 years of being the Redskins, the Washington team is now toying with the idea of becoming the Redwolves, Redhawks, or Redtails. The latter pays homage to the World War II Tuskegee Airmen and is the current favorite.
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