Washington Redskins announced on Friday that the team’s name would be fully evaluated.
“In the light of recent events at home and feedback from our fan base, Redskins in Washington announced that the team name will be fully evaluated,” Redskins said in a statement. “This assessment formalizes preliminary discussions between the team and the league in recent weeks.”
“This process allows the team to take into account not only the glorious history of the team, but also the opinions of our past members, teams, sponsors, the National Football League jerseys china and local groups that we are honored to represent on and off the field,” team owner Dan Snyder said in a statement
NFL president Roger Goodell expressed support in the statement.
“We have been discussing with Dan in recent weeks and we support this important decision,” Goodall said.
Native Americans have been asking the team to change its name since the 1960s.
Less than 24 hours ago, FedEx, the home of the named team, asked Washington Redskins jerseys online to change his name. FedEx named the red home in 1998 for $205 million, and this cooperation will last until 2025. Frederick Smith, founder and chairman of FedEx, is also a minority shareholder in Redskins.
Earlier this week, a group of investors publicly pressured big companies such as Nike, FedEx and Pepsi to sever their relationship with the team because of the name of the team.