Uniform, logo mockups for five alternate nicknames for Washington’s National Football League team

Tanya Simon
July 4, 2020

The review was announced hours after National Football League side the Washington said they would look at their "Redskins" nickname amid outrage following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Meanwhile, Fed Smith, FedEx's CEO, is a minority stakeholder in the team.

"USA football team the Washington Redskins announced on Friday 'the team will undergo a thorough review of the team's name", after the key sponsor as well as investment firms and shareholders renewed calls to change the moniker many view as a slur towards Native Americans.

The Redskins have yet to respond to these actions, and according to Josina Anderson, Snyder has no official plans to do so. The staple of Cleveland's uniforms and caps for decades was seen as an offensive depiction of Native Americans and had been the subject of many protests. Majority owner Daniel Snyder has shown no indications he'll change the name since buying the team in 1999.

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Snyder could also soon find his sponsorship revenue under threat if he proceeds to ignore calls to change the name.

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Another partner of the team, PepsiCo, announced that continued to engage in consultations with the team, pressing the idea that it was "time for a change". It's way past the time for the Washington football team to get a new identity, and this should surely put other franchises like the Cleveland Indians on notice that they'll probably have to do the same.

With a new name and logo likely on the way in Washington, we made a decision to help out and offer up some possible team names free of charge. "A Redskin is our fans, the Washington Redskin fan base". If Snyder wants to avoid making the same mistake former owner Jack Kent Cooke made with putting a stadium in the suburbs outside D.C., the name must be changed.

"In the last few weeks we have had ongoing discussions with Dan and we are supportive of this important step", Goodell said in a statement.

While some hardcore Washington fans have previously joined with Snyder in resisting a name change, a smattering of people jogging and exercising near FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, voiced support for the move. Make a decision. Stand on the right side of history.

"But right now, this thing seems to be snowballing, and it's going to be something that you really, really have to think about", Mitchell said.

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