Kevin Durant on Friday showed support for a nickname that has been floating around social media as a possible solution to the Washington Redskins dilemma.
Washington is reportedly announcing the removal of the nickname after being known as the Redskins since 1933. Durant showed his support for the Red Wolves name when he commented on Redskins Today’s Instagram post about a mockup of what the Red Wolves might look like.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS is expected to return to NICKNAME MONDAY: REPORT
Durant posted the brand emojis in the comment section, according to NBC Sports Washington.
“Washington will not announce its new name because trademark issues are still pending, but the”
Big name retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target, as well as Nike and Dick’s Sporting Goods, removed Redskins merchandise from their websites last week. And last Thursday, FedEx – which holds the names of the team’s Maryland stadium – formally requested a name change. FedEx CEO Fred Smith has a stake in the team.
FEDEX threatens to remove sign from REDSKINS STADIUM UNLESS TEAM CHANGES NAME: REPORT
Last week, ESPN reported that the team has made the obvious decision to remove Native American images from its logo.
The latest national focus on race conditions since George Floyd’s death on May 25 in Minneapolis gave new scrutiny to the team’s name. That’s when the Redskins said they would conduct a “thorough review” of the team name, as the organization faces tremendous pressure to change its moniker over racial connotations.
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The team also hopes to be able to build a new stadium and return to DC’s city limits – but local leaders there say they are already seeking a name change as a condition for a possible stadium agreement.
Fox News Dan Canova contributed to this report.