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Washington Redskins to change their name

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https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/13/washington-redskins-officially-retire-name-and-logo-after-sponsor-backlash.html

This has been hotly debated amongst sports fans for years now. The name is obviously racial slur. 

Many broadcasters had refused to utter the name, saying instead: 

"The Washington Football Team" or just "Washington". 

The owner didn't have to change the name so he didn't. The team makes money (even though they've largely been bad on the field) and there was no need to. . . 

Until corporate sponsors decided they wouldn't sell Redskin gear or do business with the team. FedEx had even threatened to pull it's sponsorship of the stadium they play in. 

Today, the team announced that the name will finally be changed. 

This is not cancel culture, this is corporate America deciding who they want to do business with and effecting change that way. Free Speech works in this instance. 

Will the Edmonton Eskimos follow suit? 

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I think they should just call them the Warriors.  They could keep the same colours and logo.  Edmonton will follow suit, and unfortunately even Notre Dame is being asked to change from the Fighting Irish.  Hopefully this insanity will stop at some point.

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19 minutes ago, Shady said:

I think they should just call them the Warriors.  They could keep the same colours and logo.  Edmonton will follow suit, and unfortunately even Notre Dame is being asked to change from the Fighting Irish.  Hopefully this insanity will stop at some point.

Can the Canucks be far behind?

I can certainly see PETA getting involved in a movement to ban such exploitative names as "Sharks" "Lions" and "Bulls".

Stick to "City" and "United" guys. 

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9 minutes ago, bcsapper said:

Can the Canucks be far behind?

I can certainly see PETA getting involved in a movement to ban such exploitative names as "Sharks" "Lions" and "Bulls".

Stick to "City" and "United" guys. 

Again it's not about small groups that may be offended. When corporate groups feel the pressure, that's what ultimately effects change. 

I have never heard anyone say anything about an animal Sports name. 

 

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3 minutes ago, Moonlight Graham said:

Washington Foreskins.

Jewish lobby would fight it...

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2 minutes ago, Boges said:

Again it's not about small groups that may be offended. When corporate groups feel the pressure, that's what ultimately effects change. 

I have never heard anyone say anything about an animal Sports name. 

 

Yes, it was a joke.

I actually couldn't care less what a team is called. 

If they are not Bradford City, they are all just spinning their wheels...

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17 hours ago, bush_cheney2004 said:

But the "Vikings" team name is still OK...because they were "white" ?

So are the Spartans or Rangers. Braves and Chiefs get to stay for now. 

Redskins is particularly offensive. 

I'm wondering when the Ole Miss Running Rebels get targeted for a name change. 

My favourite name change was Syracuse Orangemen changing to just the Orange. I think it was because of the "men" part but I thought it was funny because Orangemen are Protestant militants. 

 

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