Washington NFL team announces new name ‘Commanders’

(NewsNation Now) – Washington’s NFL team is now Washington’s Commander after months of speculation.

The new name announced Wednesday comes 18 months after the longstanding franchise abandoned its old moniker after decades of criticism that it was offensive to Native Americans and came under renewed pressure from franchisees. Donors. The organization has pledged to avoid the image of Native Americans in its brand after being called the Washington Soccer Team for the past two seasons.

“As an organization, we are delighted to gather and rise together as one under our new identity while paying homage to our local roots and what it means to be here. represents the nation’s capital,” said owner Dan Snyder. “As we begin our 90th season, it is important for our organization and fans to celebrate the traditions, history, legacy of the past and the great things that have come before us. We continue to honor and represent Burgundy and Gold while forging the path to a new era in Washington. ”

Washington joins Major League Baseball’s Cleveland Guard among the major North American professional sports teams giving up names associated with Native Americans. The captains of the NFL’s Kansas City, the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks and the baseball’s Atlanta Braves said they have no plans to make a similar change.

As commanders, Washington keeps the burgundy and yellow colors it was time for three Super Bowl championships in the glory days of the 1980s and early ’90s. It followed the wishes of team president Jason Wright and coach Ron Rivera that the new name was linked regarding the US military.

The rebranding process has been ongoing since the summer of 2020, when team officials chose the name Washington Soccer Team to temporarily extend through the 2021 season.

The official announcement was made a day later News leaked soon because of a local news helicopter. The helicopter was hovering around the stadium when a large banner read “Washington Commanders” inside. Commanders was one of eight finalists and considered a possible choice.

Other names on the list include Admiral, Brigade, Armada, President, Monument, Werewolves and Redhogs. There’s also the option of sticking with the Washington Soccer Team.

Last month, the team announced it would not be the Redwolves because of copyright issues. It was the only name on the list of eight eliminated, and it’s a common possibility among fans.

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Tom Vazquez

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