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#pounditFriday, August 7, 2020

Redskins to announce on Monday the removal of their nickname

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The Washington Redskins are moving into a new era for the team.

Washington is expected to announce on Monday that they will no longer go by the “Redskins” nickname, Sports Business Journal’s Ben Fischer reported on Sunday.

The team’s new nickname is not expected to be announced yet because trademarks are pending. The pending status of the trademarks seems to confirm our belief about what their next nickname will be.

The Redskins have resisted calls over the years to change their team name. However, pressure intensified in recent weeks from business partners and retailers, leading the team to prepare for a formal switch that many believed was long overdue.

The team originated as the Boston Braves in 1932, was named the Boston Redskins in 1933, and has kept that nickname ever since moving to Washington in 1937.

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