In what has been an anticipated move since July 3, the Washington Football Club has announced this morning via press release that they will retiring their current moniker. A name that the football team has been used since 1932 when then racist owner George Preston Marshall changed the name from Braves to what it is today.
— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) July 13, 2020
There is a caveat about the retirement of the name. According to NBC Sports Washington’s Pete Hailey, the moniker will be used until the new name is announced.
A Redskins spokesperson just updated us and explained they'll still be known as the Redskins until they're officially known by their new name
— Pete Hailey (@PeteHaileyNBCS) July 13, 2020
The announcement of the name change has been controversial to say the least among die hard fans. A new name is still waiting to be announced with reports that trademark and legal issues are still being worked out.
There is still a lot to process and go through with more news to come out this week with Alex Santos being unceremoniously fired over the weekend for reportedly “non-football related reasons.”