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Washington football franchise to change name, handful of frontrunners for new title

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The Washington football franchise formerly known as the “Redskins,” a racist name with a history of being used towards Native Americans as a derogatory term, will change its name as well as mascot and logo. This comes after FedEx and other large corporations like Nike and Pepsi have financially pressured team owner Daniel Snyder — a notoriously dislikable individual who once said, in aggressively certain terms, that the organization would never change its name — to change the name.

“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.

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:

Redwolves 3/2

Redtails 3/1

Warriors 5/1

Generals 6/1

Presidents 15/2

Lincolns 10/1

Monuments 10/1

Memorials 12/1

Redhawks 12/1

Kings 14/1

Americans 16/1

Veterans 18/1

Skins 20/1

Roosevelts 22/1

Jeffersons 25/1

 

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