According to a new report from the Washington Post, the Washington Redskins NFL team will officially change its name to ‘Washington Football Team’ for the near future.
Washington’s NFL team will go by "Washington Football Team" for now https://t.co/XPwh6vOXu2
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) July 23, 2020
“The team is expected to announce the move Thursday. It is not clear how long the team will play under the interim name,” reports the Post. “Images leaked to ESPN showed players in uniforms with the team’s traditional burgundy and gold color scheme, with burgundy helmets featuring the player’s number and no logo — suggesting that Washington will at least play this season under the generic title.”
Effective immediately, Washington will call itself the “Washington Football Team”, pending adoption of a new name, sources tell ESPN.
This is not a final renaming and rebranding for team; this is the name it wants to use until pending adoption of a new name in the future. pic.twitter.com/sBs0Uo0ICm
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 23, 2020
The Washington team will go by “Washington Football Team” until an official new name is adopted.
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) July 23, 2020
“The revealing of the temporary name comes near the end of a tumultuous month in which owner Daniel Snyder was forced to move away from the organization’s 87-year old name ‘Redskins’ under intense pressure from club sponsors, including stadium naming rights holder FedEx, which demanded Snyder drop a name many consider to be offensive and a slur toward Native Americans,” adds the newspaper.
Read the full report at the Washington Post.
BREAKING: Washington Redskins to ‘Retire’ Name, Logo; Will Announce New Details Monday
The Washington Redskins confirmed Monday morning the team will retire their name and logo; announcing they will introduce the new team with detailed information later this afternoon.
“The Washington Redskins announced Monday they will change their team name and logo after about 87 years of using it, in the wake of corporate and public pressure to ditch the moniker over racial connotations,” reports Fox News.
“On July 3rd, we announced the commencement of a thorough review of the team’s name. 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 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.”
Read the full report at Fox News.
FUMBLE: NFL Ratings PLUMMET Following League's War on USA
Just hours after President Trump called for a nationwide boycott against NFL players who disrespect the US national anthem, the National Football League suffered a devastating ratings drop as viewers tuned-out of their Day of Protest on Sunday.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell weighed-in on the President’s fiery comments, releasing a statement moments before kick-off over the weekend.
“The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” wrote Goodell. “Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players.”
The President fired-back on social media, blasting the Commissioner for “trying to justify the total disrespect certain players show to our country.”
According to Forbes, the ratings are in for this weekend’s NFL games and they don’t look good.
The Redskins-Raiders television viewership was down a staggering 11% from last year’s totals. Other games also under-performed, with similar head-to-head match-ups down 16%.
The President kicked-off a national firestorm last week during a political event in Alabama, slamming protesting NFL players for “disrespecting” the flag and urging team owners and league officials to fine or fire athletes who refuse to stand for the national anthem.
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b**** off the field right now, out, he’s fired. He’s fired,'” Trump told the crowd.