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Washington football team retires controversial name

 

Last updated 8/6/2020 at 10:29am

The Washington Football Team

Washington, DC-On July 13, the Washington National Football League team retired their infamous team name: The Washington Redskins. The interim name for the 2020 season, while they choose a new moniker and logo, is the Washington Football Team.

The Redskins name first came to be in 1933 when co-owner George Preston Marshall changed the name from the Braves to the Redskins while the team was sharing a playing field with the Boston Braves baseball team.

Some sources say he renamed the team to maintain Native American imagery; others say he may have been honoring the coach, who may have been N...



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