Known in the U.S. team the Washington Redskins will consider the renaming of the club due to racism
KIEV. The 4th of July. UNN. Under increasing pressure from sponsors and advocacy organizations that protect the rights of the indigenous inhabitants of the American continent, the owner of football club Washington Redskins Dan Snyder said Friday that it will consider the issue of changing team names. This writes the “Voice of America”, reports UNN.
Snyder, who previously stated that will not change the name, softened their stance the following day after FedEx Corp, which owns the rights to name the team’s stadium in Landover Maryland, called for the rename of this football club NFL.
The team, which is part of the National football League (NFL), said that in light of recent events across the country and community feedback, it is still thoroughly study the issue of the name of the club.
“This process allows the team to consider not only the proud traditions and history of the franchise, but also the contribution of our graduates, organizations, sponsors, the National football League and the local community, which she proudly represents on the field and beyond,” said Snyder in a statement.
Critics stepped up pressure on the team demanding a name change, as it is regarded as offensive to racial americanclassic Indians (Redskins translated to English means “red-skinned”). Death in may during police detention African American George Floyd caused massive protests in the U.S. against racial injustice.
“This issue is personal to me value, and I look forward to close collaboration with Dan Snyder, to make sure that we continue the mission with dignity and support of native Americans and our military,” said head coach Redskins Ron Rivera, in his statement, along with Snyder.
We will remind, the President of the United States Donald trump has signed a decree on the protection of American monuments.