Amazon removing Redskins merchandise from site
Amazon is removing all Washington Redskins merchandise from its website as pressure for the NFL franchise to change its name mounts.
The team announced on Friday that it would undergo a “thorough review” of its name, which has been broadly denounced as derogatory and racist.
Last Thursday, FedEx wrote to owner Dan Snyder requesting that he change the team’s name. FedEx paid $205 million for naming rights to the team’s Maryland stadium in 1998; those rights run through 2025.
Other major team sponsors and partners, including as PepsiCo, also expressed their desire for the name to be done away with.
Nike, Target and Walmart have already stopped selling the team’s merchandise.
The online shopping giant confirmed to CNN that it had told its sellers that it was removing all of the franchise’s merchandise from the site following the team’s announcement Friday.