In July, the Redskins announced that they would be giving up their name and logo for new ones that have not been confirmed.
"As part of this process, we want to keep our sponsors, fans and community informed of our considerations as we move forward," the team wrote in a statement. "Today we announce that we will remove the Redskins name and logo upon completion of this review."
Nike and Amazon removed the Redskins merchandise from their online stores. Previously, some Native American groups had argued that the name was racist. The question is if this makes any sense.
Activists that have nothing to do with the franchise itself catalogued the team as a presence of White Supremacy while the Native American son of the designer of the logo said that it evokes "pride" just 2 weeks ago.
“In my opinion, that logo represented who we are, and its connections to the Blackfoot Nation. I think there was an opportunity to educate people across the country who didn't know it, that connection is gone now, "said Lance Wetzel.
The logo, designed by Native American Walter "Blackie" Wetzel in 1971, shows an Indian chief named John "Two Guns" White Calf, a member of the Blackfoot tribe.
Lance said people were upset by the change.
“Once they are not going to use the logo, it is difficult. It distances itself from the Native Americans. When I see that logo, I am proud of it. You look at the representation of the Redskins logo and it's from a real Native American. I always felt that I represented my people.”
FedEx, the sponsor of the stadium where the team plays, asked that the Redskins change their name.
"We have communicated to the Washington team our request that the team be renamed," FedEx said in a statement in July.
Team owner Dan Snyder and coach Ron Rivera are "working closely" with team officials to develop a new name and design. It is unclear whether the team will retain the same red and yellow color scheme.
In 2013 Snyder told USA Today that he "would never change the name" of the team. "As a lifelong Redskins fan, I think Redskins fans understand the great tradition and what it is all about and what it means, so we feel very fortunate to be working in the upcoming season," he said in that moment.
"It's that easy. NEVER — you can use capital letters,” said Snyder. Never say never with cancel culture.