Since 1937 has of the NFL's Washington Redskins had the same name.
But now it is past. After massive pressure, the team has decided to remove the nickname Redskins and its logo.
It informs the club in a statement.
It is not what the club in the future should be called, but it is in the u.s. capital.
- Dan Snyder (team owner, red.) and head coach Ron Rivera are working closely together to develop a new name and design that will strengthen the foundation of our proud, tradition-rich team and inspire our sponsors, fans and communities for the next 100 years, says.
Several of the team's largest sponsors, including FedEx, Bank of America and Pepsi, have recently urged to stop using the term 'Redskins' (rødhuder), as in the UNITED states is perceived as racist and derogatory to native americans.
Both Nike and Amazon has completely stopped selling any merchandise from the team online.
the Pressure got in the previous week, Dan Snyder, to launch a 'thorough investigation' of the holdnavnet, which now is ended up with that nickname will be scrapped.
Snyder has previously flatly denied that it would ever happen.
- We'll never change the name. NEVER. And what do you like to write with large, said holdejeren in 2013 in response to the people, who believed that the team's name was racist.
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