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NFL: Redskins stadium sponsor FedEx requests team change its name

Key sponsor FedEx has asked the Washington Redskins to change their name, adding to renewed calls for the NFL franchise to be rebranded

7/3/2020 1:10:00 PM

Key sponsor FedEx has asked the Washington Redskins to change their name, adding to renewed calls for the NFL franchise to be rebranded

Key sponsor FedEx Corp has asked the Washington Redskins to change their name, adding to renewed calls for the NFL franchise to be rebranded.

“We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name,” the company said on Thursday.FedEx declined to elaborate on why it made the request.Critics have ramped up pressure on the team to change its name, which is widely seen as a racial slur against Native Americans, after the death of George Floyd in police custody set off widespread protests for racial justice across the United States.

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The Kansas City Chiefs, which claimed the Vince Lombardi Trophy in February, faced similar criticism from Native American advocates in the run-up to their Super Bowl win.Redskins owner Dan Snyder has previously said that he would not change the franchise’s name, the topic of fierce debate for years. The team did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Oh quit the B S Stay out of it FedEx FedEx doesn't have anything to do with the NFL or the Navajo Nation. Imagine playing with your friend and your friend's big brother joins the game and starts demanding changes to the game you were already playing. Just call them the 'skins' that way everyone can be passed off haters !!!!!

I'm native American I love the name and the team, political correctness is stupid I don’t think so ... Once you kneel to the mob, they come back for more. It never ends. Surrender nothing to lunatics or surrender everything. BoycottNFL It will solve everything...remember the Washington Wizards used to be the Washington Bullets, and there hasn't been ANY shootings since

Tired of the fight. No one cares anymore. NFL is dead. Name it the Washington White Bros. I'd be pumped to have a white dude on a helmet. Rename to the Washington Crackers I disagree, would love to see my face on a helmet! DC and the IRS should impeach fedex and close them out Guess what. Snyder has plenty of money a d a stubborn streak. Tell the cancel culture to F OFf

In order get thw nfl back meed to adjust to wages bc you cant expect themedian wage tosupport it motgoing addup unless we dowhat credit ad look at current data supoorts that ideology Bk at all time high so until you realize that never fill up the stadiums CHANGE I bet American Indians don’t even care and this led by white leftist radicals

Really what am i missing in the name? Why not? Call the team, the BLMs... I have never sworn or used any profanity on a public site before but now REALLY It's time these over sensitive ridiculously racist people really FUCKED off! Fedex's very own request is blatantly racist!! The ENTIRE NFL needs to get behind the Redskins and STOP this NOW!

what is here the problem? What are you Woke people doing!!! Why? Because Some Woke person thought it was an idea. Go Woke go Broke 😱 Washington Pigskins?

FedEx requests nickname change for Washington's NFL teamDelivery giant FedEx, the title sponsor for NFL team's stadium, joins other advertisers in requesting Washington change its nickname. I’m surprised you don’t change your name, USA Today...because you hate this country. What a load of nonsense. Don't do it ? Lol nickname?

Washington NFL Team's Sponsor FedEx Formally Asks For Team Name ChangeFedEx, the title sponsor of the Washington Redskins' stadium, is asking the team to change its name following a report that investors are lobbying for the company to cut ties with the NFL team. Did they not know the team name of the team they were sponsoring when they agreed to sponsor a team? Finally. Just a matter of time now. The ancestors are proud. Love always wins. Aho.

FedEx requests nickname change for Washington's NFL team'We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name,' FedEx, the title sponsor for the Redskins' home stadium said in a statement emailed to the USA TODAY Network. Whats the need And change the owner, too.

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NFL will play Black national anthem 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' before each Week 1 gameStarting with Texans-Chiefs NFL season opener, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” known as the Black national anthem, will play before every Week 1 kickoff. realDonaldTrump you mad? BoycottNFL nfl is going to commit suicide faster than GhislaineMaxwell

NFL to Reportedly Play Black National Anthem Before Week 1 GamesThe NFL is planning to make a huge statement when the season kicks off ... with the league reportedly deciding to play the Black national anthem before every Week 1 game. NFL, The Lost Years, another one I will kneel in support of Police or take my money elsewhere. Not a fan of segregation 🙄 All this performative activism.