FedEx’s Signage Could Be Removed From Redskins Stadium
The delivery services company, FedEx is considering removing their signage from the Washington Redskins stadium, unless the team changes it's name. FedEx mailed a private letter to the team saying they want to take down their signs at the end of the 2020 NFL football season. The shipping company currently has a huge money deal with the sports team.
FedEx made an announcement in the letter that they "communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name."
The letter reveals more personal information, but a spokesperson mentioned that they were not supposed to reveal any additional details on the matter. FedEx is a diverse organization and started with a, "people-first philosophy." FedEx likes this mission statement and wants it to be associated with the Washington franchise. The shipping company hopes the team will change their name and not have any more conflicts.
Washington owner Dan Snyder has been told repeatedly to change the "Redskins" nickname, which has been around since 1933. Native Americans have been critical of the name and think it is racist.
Besides FedEx, other businesses such as Amazon, Nike, and Target have removed Redskins merchandise from their online stores because of its nickname. Snyder commented on these businesses withdrawing support of his franchise's nickname, "the team will undergo a thorough review of the team's name."
Synder said "This process allows the team to take into account not only the proud tradition and history of the franchise, but also input from out alumni, the organization, sponsors, the National Football League and the local community it is proud to represent on and off the field."
The Redskins are not sure if they will pick a new nickname, but "Warriors" is a possible choice for the league.