Update 5:46pm: FedEx has notified the Washington Football Franchise that they would like for the team to change its name. In a short statement, the company said:
“We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“
Will the Washington Football Team undergo a name change soon?
According to reports, investors are putting Brands such as Nike, FedEx, and PepsiCo under pressure to end their relationship with the Washington Washington Football Team over their name. Mary Emily O’Hara of Adweek reports that investment firms and shareholders worth over $600 Billion dollars signed a letter telling the brands connected with the franchise to end their relationship with the team unless the name is changed.
READ: Quaker Oats Recognizes “Racial Stereotype” & Will Remove Aunt Jemima Name & Image From Brands
In June, the team removed a statue of former owner and team founder George Preston Marshall from in front of RFK stadium. Marshall was the last NFL owner to integrate his team. Marshall refused to integrate until the government threatened to bar the team from playing at RFK Stadium. Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser gave her thoughts on the name, saying “I think it’s past time for the team to deal with what offends so many people and this is a great franchise with a great history that’s beloved in Washington and it deserves a name that reflects the affection that we’ve built for the team.”
RELATED: Maryland Congresswoman Wants Washington Football Team Name Erased
RELATED: Mayor Muriel Bowser Says “It’s Past Time” For The Washington Football Team To Undergo A Name Change
Top 10 Most Notorious Prisons In The U.S.
Top 10 Richest Gangsters Of All Time
Woman Locked And Tortured In Philly Basement For 10 Years Sues City
Why Are The Police Called "12"
The Top 5 Most Corrupt U.S. Police Officers Of All-Time
Dad Furious After Teen Daughter's Sex Tape Goes Viral
Famous Members Of Alpha Phi Alpha
Famous Members Of Phi Beta Sigma