Archive for July 2nd, 2020

Signing Waiver To Attend Games, Washington Redskins Under Pressure To Change Name


The NFL is going to leave it up to individual teams to decide if they’ll allow fans to attend games. There will be safety protocols in place, and the teams will likely ask fans to sign a waiver agreeing to recuse the NFL from any liability if they contract COVID-19 while attending a game. The stadiums will also be required to go cashless.

Corporate sponsors, fans, local officials, and a Hall of Fame coach are putting pressure on the Washington Redskins to change their name. Shareholders and investors sent Nike, FedEx, and PepsiCo letters asking the brands to cut ties with the franchise if they don’t make the change.

Hall of Fame coach and current NFL broadcaster Tony Dungy also weighed in saying he makes a conscious effort not to say “Redskins” during broadcasts. “When I’m on the air, I try to just refer to them as Washington. I think it’s appropriate. If the team doesn’t want to change, the least I can do is try not to use it.”



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