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“We will never change the name of the team,” Snyder told USA Today in 2013. “…”We’ll never change the name. It’s that simple. NEVER — you can use caps.”
As is abundantly clear now, that is not the case. The change, disappointingly but expectedly, only came solely as a result of financial pressure put on Snyder by those large corporations. Below is the statement from the team. As of yet, the team has not removed the logo or name from its social media accounts.
Now official: pic.twitter.com/N4Ouq9yXil
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 13, 2020
There is no official name set, nor a time for an announcement, but according to BetOnline, the early frontrunner for the new name was the RedTails, a name which would honor the Tuskegee Airmen, Black fighter pilots in World War II, who had red tails painted on the back of their planes. But suddenly, the Redwolves has jumped ahead. The odds are below: