American Football: Washington Redskins keep their name

The NFL Team from Washington say goodbye after years of criticism from native Americans and, more recently, claims of its sponsors, according to American media

American Football: Washington Redskins keep their name

The NFL Team from Washington say goodbye after years of criticism from native Americans and, more recently, claims of its sponsors, according to American media reports of his name "Redskins" (Redskins). The decision shall be announced accordingly on Monday. The information from Sunday evening, whether a new Name should be communicated, contradict themselves.

as a result of the ongoing protests against racism had been the name sponsor of the stadium, the managers at the beginning of July prompted to disconnect from the nickname Redskins. Other sponsors responded to the call, the equipment manufacturers and retail chains took jerseys and other merchandise from your Offered. Native Americans no longer use since decades to take advantage of the racially-perceived name.

Super-Bowl-winner

The American Football Team was founded in 1932 under the name Boston Braves. In 1933, renamed the Redskins, in 1937, the move in the capital followed. The team has the Super Bowls brought in for the seasons of 1982, 1987 and 1991.

Updated Date: 13 July 2020, 01:19

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