The Washington National League Football team announced today that they will be retiring their nickname and logo, according to a statement from the team.
On July 3rd, we announced the commencement of a thorough review of the team’s name. That review has begun in earnest. As part of this process, we want to keep our sponsors, fans and community apprised of our thinking as we go forward. Today, we are announcing we will be retiring the Redskins name and logo upon completion of this review. Dan Snyder and Coach Rivera are working closely to develop a new name and design approach that will enhance the standing of our proud, tradition rich franchise and inspire our sponsors, fans and community for the next 100 years.
A new name and logo was not announced but is expected soon. It has been reported that the new logo will not use any Native American imagery. Washington’s logo, an American Indian Chief, was designed by a Native American in the early 70’s. Washington was established 1932.
One of trending suggested names on social media has been Washington RedWolves.