As the Washington football team continues to evaluate its Redskins name, it already has made a monumental decision moving forward. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the team has made the obvious decision to remove the Native American imagery from its logo.
ESPN’s John Keim followed the initial report by stating that Washington plans to keep its colors of burgundy and gold “as of now.”
Big-name retailers like Amazon, Walmart, and Target, as well as Nike and Dick’s Sporting Goods have removed Redskins merchandise from their websites. And on Thursday, FedEx — which holds the naming rights to the team’s Maryland stadium — formally requested a name change. FedEx CEO Fred Smith has an ownership stake in the team.