Washington will go by 'Washington Football Team' until further notice

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

Washington's NFL team has chose to call itself the "Washington Football Team" for now.

But amid recent protests over police brutality and racism, major sponsors FedEx, Nike, Pepsi and Bank of America all called on Snyder to consider finally changing the name.

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"No disrespect to Washington football team but that's a soul crusher not to have a football name", he added. The Redskins wordmark just below the collar will be replaced with a new Washington wordmark, while uniform mockups shared by the team also show the removal of the team's white and gold helmet stripes.

The franchise announced Thursday that it has decided call itself the "Washington Football Team" throughout the upcoming season as it continues to finalize a replacement name and logo for "Redskins", which will be formally retired once the games begin. The change under with team owner Daniel Snyder under heavy pressure to make the change following the death of George Floyd, who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer in May, sparking a nationwide protest movement for social justice and ending police brutality. Of course, their old name is pretty racist and many were advocating for a change that could bring about some real progress.

'No way! Oh man they had a thorough intense long board meeting about that one huh'. The process of rebranding an National Football League team, however, is complex - involving the acquisition of trademarks and domain names and the production of new merchandise, among other issues.

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