The Washington Football Team said Tuesday it will reveal the club’s new name next month, ending a guessing game which began after the franchise ditched its controversial Redskins moniker in 2020.
Washington team president Jason Wright said in a statement the new name would be announced on February 2.
Washington’s former Redskins name had long been criticised as pejorative to Native Americans, with the Navajo Nation branding it “racist and disparaging”.
Wright said on Tuesday the team’s new name “aligns with our values and carries forth our rich history” following extensive consultations with fans.
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The Washington Football Team announced it will reveal its new name and logo on Feb. 2.
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