Washington NFL franchise adopt new name for 2020 season

Washington's NFL team will be called the 'Washington Football Team' during the 2020 season.

Earlier in July, the franchise announced that they would drop the team name 'Redskins', a name offensive to Native Americans.

Major sponsors had threatened to pull funding from the team unless they considered renaming themselves.

The club say they will conduct an in-depth branding process as they choose a new name and logo.

A statement on the club website read: "Starting tomorrow and over the next 50 days, we will begin the process of retiring all Redskins branding from team properties.

"We encourage fans, media and all other parties to use 'Washington Football Team' immediately."

 

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