The Washington Redskins have been thinking long and hard over the past week or so on which name they will be going with for the near future and the team finally settled on one.
The change has finally happened as the team retired the Redskins nickname on Monday.
Washington won’t announce its new name because trademark issues are still pending, but the “thorough review” of the name is officially over because the team wanted to “remove any doubts as to the future of the name,” Ben Fischer of the Sports Business Journal reported.
Big-name retailers such as Amazon, Walmart and Target, as well as Nike and Dick’s Sporting Goods, all removed Redskins merchandise from their websites last week.
The name change for the ‘Redskins’ has been a hotly contested debate for decades.
The team name is widely held to be a racist slur against Native Americans and FedEx first asked for the name change in early July.
Following the request, a statement from the Redskins was distributed claiming they would “undergo a thorough review of the team’s name.”
The name change also gives the team hopes to build a new stadium and return inside D.C. city limits.