The Washington Redskins announced they will change their name and logo.

The team faced years of backlash. The change comes after the death of George Floyd, which has prompted many businesses to change names and logos.

The Redskins released this press release via Twitter:

The press release did not state when the new name and logo will come out or if the Redskins name will stick around in 2020. The NFL season is up in the air due to the Wuhan coronavirus.

Owner Dan Snyder and Coach Ron Rivera said on July 4th they came up with two names. Neither revealed the names because Rivera “said he wanted to confer with Native Americans and military organizations to make sure that the new name properly honored both.”

Then again, did Snyder decide to change the name because of the outrage over Floyd’s death or money?

Top sponsor FedEx, which also has the stadium’s naming rights, asked the Redskins to change the name. The company told the team lawyer “it would terminate the naming rights deal and not pay the contract’s remaining $45 million if Snyder did not change the team name.”

The Redskins had similar demands from Pepsi, Nike, and Bank of America.


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