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Mon Jul 13, 2020, 09:49 AM

NFL's Washington Redskins to change name following years of backlash

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Source: ABC News

The NFL's Washington Redskins have decided to change their team name.

"On July 3rd we announced the commencement of a thorough review of the team's name. ... Today, we are announcing we will be retiring the Redskins name and logo upon completion of this review," the team said in a statement on Monday.

The team has not released what the name is being changed to -- the team said owner Dan Synder and coach Ron Rivera will "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."

The decision comes amid the Black Lives Matter movement -- which has sparked a cultural awakening -- and after decades of debate over its name and logo, which many say are offensive towards Native Americans.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/washington-redskins-change-years-backlash/story?id=71744369

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Reply NFL's Washington Redskins to change name following years of backlash (Original post)
George II Jul 13 OP
Bernardo de La Paz Jul 13 #1
cstanleytech Jul 13 #2
George II Jul 13 #3
left-of-center2012 Jul 13 #4
NurseJackie Jul 13 #6
marble falls Jul 13 #5
NurseJackie Jul 13 #7
sop Jul 13 #8
marble falls Jul 13 #10
ResistantAmerican17 Jul 13 #9
flibbitygiblets Jul 13 #11
Chrysanthemum Jul 13 #12
marble falls Jul 13 #13
PoindexterOglethorpe Jul 13 #14
OverBurn Jul 13 #15
Omaha Steve Jul 13 #16

Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 09:50 AM

1. Duplicate of LBN

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 09:50 AM

2. Yup

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 09:51 AM

3. That one was speculation on the change, this one is the actual announcement.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:00 AM

4. duplicate

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:04 AM

6. Same topic: Two different things are happening.

First Story: The Washington Redskins plan to announce Monday morning that they will change their team name,

This Story: Today, we are announcing we will be retiring the Redskins name and logo upon completion of this review," the team said in a statement on Monday.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:02 AM

5. I'm with GII on this one. I like the Washington Covids, myself.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:04 AM

7. Oh good lord! ROFL ROFL

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Response to marble falls (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:08 AM

8. Or The Washington Pandemic

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Response to sop (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:15 AM

10. "The Washngton Pandemic: We're out to getcha!"

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:13 AM

9. Warriors....... come out to play-ay!!!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:18 AM

11. Cue outraged twitter storm in 3...2....1....

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 12:00 PM

12. Years of backlash

They could have saved themselves the years of backlash if they had just changed their name years ago! It was and is a no-brainer.

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Response to Chrysanthemum (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 12:41 PM

13. The Washingtom Women? Motto: "We do everything the offense does, just backwards and in heels".

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 12:59 PM

14. This is hardly breaking news.

Several threads were posted here yesterday.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 01:47 PM

15. I like the name being floated around, Washington Warriors.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 01:50 PM

16. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

Dupe. See the earlier post here: https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142536250

There is not enough NEW INFO to call this an update.

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