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FedEx Has Officially Asked the Washington Redskins to Change Their Team Name

In 2020, it’s truthfully surprising we’re nonetheless collectively going with the Washington Redskins as a viable mascot title. Whereas many can agree that it’s extraordinarily racist — and have agreed for years — the title stays. Till, perhaps now. The powers of FedEx is at the moment calling on the Redskins’ proprietor, Dan Synder, to lastly rename the soccer group. And since FedEx CEO president Frederick Smith owns a minority stake within the Redskins (in addition to naming rights to the group’s stadium), we would lastly see change.

Per ESPN, FedEx acknowledged that “We’ve got communicated to the group in Washington our request that they modify the group title.”

FedEx, Nike, and PepsiCo acquired letters signed by 87 funding companies and shareholders that requested the corporate to chop ties with the Redskins except it adjustments its racist title, Adweek reviews. And, effectively, cash talks. This isn’t the primary time FedEx has been pressured to make the soccer group change its title. Again in 2014, The Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin requested FedEx shareholders to rename the group, apparently it was determined that the group ought to maintain onto the title. Issues appear to be totally different now, nonetheless.

What are the Washington Redskins title change choices?

Whereas we don’t know what the group’s new title will probably be, loads of folks have made strategies. Soccer followers have critically instructed the Washington “Sentinels,” in addition to the “Redhawks” and “Redtails” for starters.

One consumer instructed the “Warriors.”

One other consumer instructed the “Washington People,” including, “Preserve the emblem. Makes it much more highly effective.” Contemplating the group is DC-based, this isn’t a nasty concept.

Somebody identified that “DC Bisons” might work, since that’s DC’s nationwide animal. And bison are fairly badass.

Others on Twitter have joked in regards to the title, suggesting “The Lobbyists,” “Squirrels,” the very well timed “Homicide Hornets,” and “Swamp Monsters.” 

Both approach, the necessary factor is that it actually looks as if severe steps have been taken to lastly change the Redskins’ title. Positive, it might have been carried out a very long time in the past, nevertheless it’s higher late than by no means.

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