The Washington Redskins announced Monday that the team will retire its name and logo, long criticized as racist by Native American rights groups and their supporters.
Team owner Dan Snyder, who bought the NFL franchise in 1999, had previously said he would never change the name but softened his stance after FedEx, which owns the naming rights to the team's stadium in Landover, Maryland, urged the franchise to do so.
The football team has used the “Redskins” name since 1933, a year after the sports franchise was founded.
The decision comes after management issued a statement earlier this month saying it was conducting a thorough review of the name.
No new name or logo has been announced.
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