The non permanent name change comes after finishing an intensive assessment that started on July 3.
Several gamers weighed in on the name by way of Twitter, together with Los Angeles Lakers ahead LeBron James, Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins, former NFL receiver Dez Bryant and Washington linebacker Ryan Kerrigan.
Washington had held the identical nickname for the previous 87 seasons, the most consecutive seasons with one nickname earlier than a change in the historical past of NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL franchises, in accordance to Elias Sports Bureau.
It’s the newest huge information for a franchise that has additionally made headlines this offseason with tales about its shareholders, its hiring practices, allegations of sexual harassment by former workers and main modifications to its front office and coaching staff.
Here is what of us are saying about the non permanent name:
Ready to roll! To characterize my household and the DMV space. Here’s to an excellent season! pic.twitter.com/2mQDQhjXkq
— Dwayne Haskins, Jr (@dh_simba7) July 23, 2020
Just waking again up from my pregame nap to see about The Washington Football team??? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. Is that actual?? No approach! Oh man that they had an intensive intense lengthy board assembly about that one huh. 🥴🤦🏾♂️
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 23, 2020
— Ryan Kerrigan (@RyanKerrigan91) July 23, 2020
They had all that point and got here up with, “Washington Football Team”..
— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) July 23, 2020
I’m in shock over right here https://t.co/jQ18If9NHb
— Charles James II (@CJDeuce_) July 23, 2020
😭😭 what they gone put on the Helmets a giant W https://t.co/9NcKadORAH
— Chris Harris (@ChrisHarrisJr) July 23, 2020
Who you play for? The Washington soccer team.. naw that ain’t it 😂
For some cause that alone makes me really feel it will not be a soccer season.. I’m unhappy critically
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) July 23, 2020
2020 👀 pic.twitter.com/bDFpbENl3T
— CY2 (@youngchase907) July 23, 2020
The “Washington People with Helmets” lmao. come on now!
— T.J. Ward (@BossWard43) July 23, 2020
— Daron Payne (@94yne) July 23, 2020
Vision all 2020😈😈 pic.twitter.com/wJ1N9o0LrO
— Jonathan Allen (@jonallen93_) July 23, 2020
I believe they need to maintain it long run cuz it is tremendous distinctive…. do not know some other team with that name https://t.co/jF3XRW1tqL
— danny woodhead (@danny__woodhead) July 23, 2020
Washington is not going to have any change to its coloration scheme. It will nonetheless use burgundy and gold. The Redskins brand on the helmet will likely be changed by the participant’s quantity in gold. The Washington Football Team will debut its dwelling uniforms in week 1 in opposition to the Eagles. pic.twitter.com/8DpC6b0Tyj
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 23, 2020
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