After weeks of consideration, the Washington franchise announced today via twitter that the new name will be ‘The Washington Football Team’
Effective immediately, Washington will call itself the “Washington Football Team”, pending adoption of a new name, sources tell ESPN.
This is not a final renaming and rebranding for team; this is the name it wants to use until pending adoption of a new name in the future. pic.twitter.com/sBs0Uo0ICm
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 23, 2020
The name change consideration started after a lot of backlash and criticism calling the name a racial slur. The Washington Football Team is only temporary.
Well, it looks like The Washington Redwolves didn’t make the cut, or not yet at least.
— HurQlez (@HurQlez) July 23, 2020