Jul 8, 2020
Teams are finally changing their names, and what exactly is “cancel” culture
The NFL world was hit with a bombshell last Thursday when there were reports that the Washington Redskins were officially asked by FedEx to change the name of their team. The shipping company is the team’s stadium sponsor — Washington has played at “FedEx Field” since 1999 — and CEO Fredrick Smith is a minority owner in the franchise. Hours later, Nike — the official clothing and jersey sponsor of the NFL — removed all team apparel from their website.