By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Redskins name has caused people to complain about it for years. People call it racist.
The Cancel Culture is at it again. They are trying to force the Washington Redskins to change their name.
This time around; however, they’re being forced into a corner by several major sponsors for the team, including FedEx. The mail delivery company has the naming rights deal for FedExField in Landover, Maryland.
“This process allows the team to take into account not only the proud tradition and history of the franchise, but also input from our alumni, the organization, sponsors, the National Football League, and the local community it is proud to represent on and off the field,” Owner Dan Snyder said in a statement.
The team has been known as the Washington Redskins since 1937. However, only in recent years, the name “Redskins” has drawn controversy because some individuals believe it is disrespectful to Native Americans.
Snyder has said previously when people were outraged by the name that he would not change his team’s name. However, once companies threatens a loss of money from sponsorships, then he has changed his mind because he didn’t want to lose the millions that are in play right now.
Forbes valued the Redskins as the fifth most valued franchise in 2019 with a value of $3.1 billion.
The franchise was previously known as the Boston Redskins during the 1933 NFL season. Before that, the team was known as the Boston Braves in 1932.
“This issue is of personal importance for me and I look forward to working closely with Dan Snyder to make sure we continue the mission of honoring and supporting Native Americans and our Military,” Head Coach and defacto GM Ron Rivera said.
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