BREAKING: Washington Redskins Retiring Name, Logo

Rebekah Sager
July 13, 2020 - 7:47 am

    The Washington Redskins are retiring their name and logo. 

    A new name is expected to be announced very soon. 

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    The owner of the team, Dan Snyder, and the D.C. franchise conducted an internal review pulled all the team's apparel off the shelves, and according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the team is planning to remove all Native American images.

    The team will keep its burgundy and gold colors for now. 

    One of the new names being thrown out is "The Redtails," in a tribute to the planes flown by the Tuskegee Airmen, the first Black military aviators who flew in the Army during World War II. 

    About a week ago, the team acknowledged reviewing a new name change, just a day after FedEx asked the team to consider the review. 

    "In light of recent events around our country and feedback from our community, the Washington Redskins are announcing the team will undergo a thorough review of the team's name," reads the statement on Twitter. "This review formalizes the initial discussions the team has been having with the league in recent weeks."