It seems Washington Football Team has chosen name for next season
It looks like the Washington Football Team has decided on a name for next season: The Washington Football Team.
Though it originally was thought the “Washington Football Team” would be a one-season stopgap after the franchise ditched its controversial nickname in the summer, it now appears the organization will use the new moniker for at least another year.
“There’s a pretty good chance we will be the Washington Football Team next season,” team president Jason Wright told Washington TV station WJLA on Tuesday.
On July 13, the team retired the name and logo it used for 87 years following a review of the name Redskins which many considered as racist. The Washington Football Team name was announced July 23.
“I think next year is fast because of how the brand has to come together through uniforms, through approval processes through the league,” Wright said Tuesday.
“We could get there quicker, it’s actually pretty hard to get there that quickly because of all the steps that need to happen.”
Owner Daniel Snyder, who has owned the team since 1999, had long been opposed to changing the team’s name and vowed in 2013 to “never” change his view. He even fought all the way to the Supreme Court to protect the team’s original name.
Snyder was forced to change his tune after corporate sponsors FedEx — which has its name on the stadium the team plays in — Nike and PepsiCo put pressure on the team to axe the nickname.
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