The Washington Redskins to Update Name and Logo Design

NFL football team and franchise, the Washington Redskins are to change its name and logo due to campaigns highlighting the apparent racial insensitivity of the brand in its current state.

A statement on the Redskins website read: “On July 3rd, we announced the commencement of a thorough review of the team’s name. That review has begun in earnest. As part of this process, we want to keep our sponsors, fans and community apprised of our thinking as we go forward.

“Today, we are announcing we will be retiring the Redskins name and logo upon completion of this review.

“Dan Snyder and Coach Rivera are working closely to develop a new name and design approach that will enhance the standing of our proud, tradition rich franchise and inspire our sponsors, fans and community for the next 100 years.”