Amazon has pulled Washington Redskins merchandise after calls for the NFL team to change its name have been reinvigorated.
Amazon confirmed to CNN Business on Wednesday that it had informed its sellers that the merchandise would no longer be sold on the site. Target, Walmart and Nike all announced similar decisions recently.
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The NFL team announced Friday it would be reviewing the team name. The decision to review the name comes after investors wrote letters to Pepsi, Nike and FedEx requesting the brands end their respective partnerships with the football team if the name didn’t change.
The Redskins have been criticized for the name in the past due to its reference to Native Americans and underlying meaning. (RELATED: REPORT: Washington Redskins Will Likely Change To Washington Warriors)
The “Washington Warriors” is reportedly the lead contender as the potential new team name.
And here it is: the Redskins are undergoing a thorough review of the team’s name.
And let’s be clear: There’s no review if there’s no change coming.
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— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 3, 2020
“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,” the team said in a statement. “This review formalizes the initial discussions the team has been having with the league in recent weeks.”
“This process allows the team to take into account not only the proud tradition and history of the franchise but also input from the alumni, the organization, sponsors, the National Football League and the local community it is proud to represent on and off the field,” owner Dan Snyder added.