FedEx has asked the Washington RedSkins to change its team name.
Here is the statement of FedEx on Washington RedSkins to change their name:
“We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“
FedEx, who has naming rights to the Redskins stadium, has officially put in a request for the team to change their name.
According to reports, investors have been pressing sponsors to break ties with the Washington RedSkins unless it changes its name.
According to AdWeek, two other major investors namely Nike and PepsiCo are also asking the team to look at changing the name.
EXCLUSIVE | Three separate letters signed by 87 investment firms and shareholders asked Nike, FedEx and PepsiCo to terminate their business relationships with the Redskins unless the team agrees to change its controversial name. https://t.co/kB8ghs0PZV
— Adweek (@Adweek) July 2, 2020
Redskins owner Dan Snyder in 2013 on changing the team name: “We’ll never change the name. It’s that simple. NEVER — you can use caps.”
Many users took to Twitter for discussing the hotly debated topic about RedSkins changing its name – here’s what they said:
@pnkyreggaeprty: Not in favor of name change for #Redskins, but it’s inevitable. My only alternative suggestions for names: Pigskins (encompass the history of the ‘Hogs’ & ‘pigskin’ signifying football is awesome). Others: Redhawks, Redtails.
@Frank212: Not only FedEx but Pepsi and Nike, too. I love LOVE the NFL, not a Washington fan, but a fan of football nonetheless. The name really needs to go. Keep the classic colors and change the name. Who cares? Real fans will still go. #Redskins Hopefully Dan Snyder will budge.
@Adamwoodford: It’s not about righting a past wrong, it’s about the left’s unending pursuit of influence, control, and ultimately power #Redskins
@Flylikeme_np: Everyone’s upset about the #Redskins team name being offensive but disregard that Native Americans were displaced from their land and moved into reservations
@NorthdakotaND: yes changing the Washington Redskins name is cool but how about fighting for better healthcare in areas with large native american populations and getting better educational and career opportunities for native Americans?