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NFL team Washington confirm they are retiring Redskins name and logo

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The Washington Redskins logo during training camp.

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ByEurosport UK
13/07/2020 at 14:23 | Updated 13/07/2020 at 15:26

The NFL's Washington team has confirmed it will abandon its Redskins name and logo.

The decision has been made after sponsors recently stepped up pressure to scrap a name long criticised as racist by Native American rights groups.

"On July 3, we announced the commencement of a thorough review of the team's name," the team said in a statement.

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"Today we are announcing we will be retiring the Redskins name and logo upon completion of this review."

Team owner Dan Snyder had previously said he would not change the name under any circumstances but softened his stance after FedEx Corp, which owns the naming rights to the team's Landover, Maryland, stadium, urged the NFL club to rebrand.

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