December 4, 2020

Washington Redskins to retire controversial team name following review

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The Washington Redskins American football team has said it will retire its name, long criticised as racist.

In a statement, it said it would “be retiring the Redskins name and logo upon completion of a review” demanded by its sponsors.

Its major sponsors recently issued fresh calls for the team to seriously consider renaming itself.

The Washington DC-based team has faced years of pressure over a name seen as offensive to Native Americans.