The Washington football team plans to break away from the name this Monday. Native Americans have long considered him racist.
The Washington football team “Redskins” (redskins) is parting from its controversial name. After years of criticism from Native Americans and recently the corresponding demands from its sponsors, those responsible have decided, according to US media reports, to delete the name. The decision will be announced on Monday. It is still unclear whether a new name will already be presented.
As a result of ongoing protests against racism, the stadium’s name sponsor asked those responsible in early July to part with the Redskins surname. Other sponsors followed the call. Suppliers and retail chains took jerseys and other fan articles with the name “Redskins” from their offers. Native Americans have been campaigning for decades to stop using the racist name.
The team was founded in 1932 under the name Boston Braves. In 1933 the company was renamed Redskins and in 1937 it moved to the US capital. The team won Super Bowls in the 1982, 1987 and 1991 seasons.
Coach Ron Riveira had called for a name change before the start of the upcoming season. US President Donald Trump had criticized a possible departure from the name “Redskins”. Trump also doesn’t like the fact that the Cleveland Indians baseball team is considering a new name.