Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins has a preference if the Redskins transform their name.
“I like the red tails,” the second-12 months quarterback tweeted Friday.
“That’s if we have to alter the name. Now out my mentions,” Haskins wrote in a adhere to-up tweet.
Adhering to tension from admirers and sponsors, the Redskins are expected to improve their nickname from the term a lot of think about to be a racist slur against Indigenous Us residents. The team explained Friday it was undergoing a “thorough review” of the team’s identify, a major move for the business whose operator Dan Snyder mentioned in 2013 that he would “never” change the team’s name.
The “Red Tails” nickname has develop into a popular alternative on social media and a probable brand structure received a prize in an unofficial enthusiast contest a several many years in the past, as individuals have been calling on the franchise to improve the title for many years.
The Crimson Tails were being a team of Tuskegee Airman, all-black fighter pilots throughout Entire world War II, ahead of the legal desegregation of the armed forces, who painted the backs of their planes. The crew has indicated it would like to honor the army with its subsequent name.
The franchise at last resolved to look into the team’s title only following FedEx, the identify sponsor of its soccer stadium, particularly identified as for a identify alter. In addition, Nike pulled workforce products on sale from its web-site.
“We have communicated to the group in Washington our ask for that they adjust the workforce name,” FedEx’s assertion browse.