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Sponsor FedEx urges Washington Redskins to change name


The Washington Redskins have been called upon to change their name by stadium sponsor FedEx amid the ongoing debate over racism in the United States

“We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team’s name,” the delivery company was quoted by US media as saying late Thursday.

The Redskins name has long been controversial with native Americans demanding a change for decades.

According to industry magazine Adweek, several investment firms have written to the team’s main sponsors to support ditching the name now considered to be a racist term.

These sponsors include Nike and Pepsi.

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