Target pulls Washington merchandise as pressure mounts for name change

The team is considering a name change under pressure from sponsors.
Author:
Updated:
Original:
Trent Williams

Target has removed all merchandise for the Washington football team from its online store on Monday as the team considers a name change from the controversial nickname.

Washington owner Daniel Snyder announced on Friday that the team was considering making the move after FedEx, who owns the naming rights to the team's stadium for $205 million, asked the team to make a change. Shortly after, Nike and Walmart pulled Washington's merchandise from its online stores with Target joining a couple of days later.

The team's investors have also received similar letters from Pepsi and Nike, which has put pressure on the team to make a change that has seemed to be decades in the making for its negative impression of Native Americans.

In the initial stages, Snyder has worked with Washington head coach Ron Rivera to help determine a new name that could be implemented as soon as this upcoming season. Names that are being considered according to CNN, include Redtails, Warriors, and, Presidents which currently have the best odds according to SportsBetting.ag.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2021-01-22 at 9.08.16 PM

Tributes pour in after MN Supreme Court justice's daughter found dead

Olivia Chutich died near the campus of Iowa State University.

Image from iOS (96)

Early Saturday fire damages Burger King in Richfield

The fire was reported around 1:15 a.m. Saturday.

Jamal Mashburn Jr. / Gopher Basketball

Maryland hands Gophers first home loss of season

The 17th-ranked Gophers fell to the Terrapins 63-49 on Saturday afternoon.

Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville.

Minnesota Department of Health files lawsuit against Alibi Drinkery

The Lakeville bar has been in the news for defying orders.

Iron Tap snowmobile delivery

This MN restaurant will deliver to your ice house... on a snowmobile

Just in case you work up an appetite fishing on Lake Waconia.

Klobuchar and Trump

Klobuchar reacts to report Trump plotted against his attorney general

The NYT story alleges further tactics to overturn the election.

snow, plow

Snowy Saturday: Here's how much snow is forecast in Minnesota

Snow will reach the metro area by the early afternoon.

Cam Talbot

Wild improve to 4-1 with victory over Dubnyk, Sharks

The 4-1 win gives the Wild four victories in five games to start the season.

Screen Shot 2021-01-22 at 9.08.16 PM

Daughter of MN Supreme Court Justice, Allina Health CEO found dead in Iowa

The 21-year-old was found dead in the parking lot of a sorority, according to police.

Related

Xavier Rhodes

Offseason preview: What changes will Vikes make at cornerback?

A staple of the Vikings' defense may see major changes this spring.

Mike Zimmer

Zimmer mentioned in report as possible Cowboys coaching target

Zimmer is under contract with the Vikings through next season.

Screen Shot 2020-02-02 at 3.32.03 PM

Watch: John Randle has a change of heart in Super Bowl ad

The Vikings hall of famer delivered in a Super Bowl ad for Sleep Number.

Adrian Peterson is in Washington: 'Wish me luck,' he says

Peterson has signed with the Redskins, per multiple reports.