In the interest of truth-in-sports-advertising, all of Washington, D.C.’s sports teams should be given names like the Washington War Criminals, Washington Imperialist Dogs, Washington Tyrants, Washington Scumbags…many other possibilities.
By Minyvonne Burke and Doha Madani
The Washington NFL team said Friday they will do a “thorough review” of the team’s name, which has long been condemned as an anti-Indigenous slur. The news comes a day after FedEx, which owns the naming rights to the field where the team plays, requested that the team change its name. “In light of recent events around our country and feedback from our community, the Washington Redskins are announcing the team will undergo a thorough review of the team’s name. This review formalizes the initial discussions the team has been having with the league in recent weeks,” the team said in a statement.