By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Washington Redskins are no more, according to owner Daniel Snyder. The team will have a new name in the coming weeks.
Snyder said that a new team was not announced on Monday due to some legal obstacles.
“On July 3rd, we announced the commencement of a through review of the team’s name,” the team said in a statement. “That review has begun in earnest. As part of this process, we want to keep our sponsors, fans, and community apprised of our thinking as we go forward. Today, we are announcing we will be retiring the Redskins name and logo upon completion of this review.
“Dan Snyder and Coach [Ron] 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.”
The Washington football team has been known as the Redskins since 1933 when they were the Boston Redskins. Then, in 1937, the team relocated to the Washington, D.C. area – where the team has been based ever since.
Snyder said previously that he would never change the name. However, the Cancel Culture – along with a potential $700 million in losses from sponsors – caused Snyder to look at his bottom line and announce the change of a logo.
There’s been controversy about the name for some time. But it wasn’t until 2020 that FedEx, Pepsi, Amazon, among others, announced that they would pull funding. A lot of online sellers that sell sports memorabilia had already pulled Washington Redskins merchandise – which also impacted Snyder’s bottom line, as well.
The Washington team may not be the only Cancel Culture causality. The Cleveland Indians said that they are reviewing their team name.
In addition, there are additional names that could come into question for the Cancel Culture, including the New York Yankees, Golden State Warriors, Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta Braves, Florida State Seminoles, among others.
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