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NFL’s Washington Team Ends Drama With New ‘Commanders’ Name (2)

Feb. 2, 2022, 8:44 PM

Washington’s NFL team has picked a new name, the Commanders.

The team, whose earlier name is a racial slur, made the announcement Wednesday. The franchise had said in 2020 that it was dropping the name and its chief logo, responding to decades of complaints from Native Americans and others who found the moniker offensive. It played the past two seasons as the Washington Football Team.

WATCH: Washington’s NFL team has picked a new name, the Commanders.
Source: Bloomberg

Team names, school mascots and corporate logos have been getting makeovers to drop offensive elements. Cleveland’s baseball team changed its name to the Guardians from the Indians last year. The state of Maine in ...