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Washington Football Team renamed Washington Commanders

By Stuart Dick

Published: 15:28, 2 February 2022

The Washington Football Team, which ditched its Redskins moniker due to its racial connotations, has announced that going forward the franchise will be known as the Washington Commanders.

The franchise, owned by Dan Synder, unveiled the new name and logo on Wednesday morning after 18 months as the Washington Football Team.

Pressure from the Native American community and team sponsors brought an end to the Redskins name in 2020 after 87 years.

“As an organisation, we are excited to rally and rise together as one under our new identity while paying homage to our local roots and what it means to represent the nation’s capital,” explained co-owner and CEO Daniel Snyder.

“As we kick-off our 90th season, it is important for our organisation and fans to pay tribute to our past traditions, history, legacy and the greats that came before us.

“We continue to honour and represent the Burgundy & Gold while forging a pathway to a new era in Washington. Today may mark the first day for the Washington Commanders, but we are and always will be Washington.”



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