Jul 3, 2020

Redskins sponsor, FedEx, urges team to rebrand

The headline sponsor of the Washington Redskins, Fedex, has called on the American football team to change its controversial name. "We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name," it said in a statement. Six years ago FedEx shareholders voted to allow the Redskins to keep its name after the shipping giant received a complaint from the Wisconsin-based Oneida Indian tribe. As firms assess their stance on issues around race, following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, FedEx has now called for the team to rebrand. The Washington-based team was the only one of the 32 NFL teams no longer listed in the site's index.

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