The Washington Redskins franchise will "review" the team's name after FedEx, a major sponsor, requested it do so. FedEx, which owns the naming rights to the NFL team's stadium in Maryland, made the request on Thursday after investors worth more than $620 billion in assets urged the company to cut ties with the organization unless the name was changed. Nike, another sponsor, removed Redskins merchandise from its online store Thursday. The move suggests the battle over sports team names "has shifted from moral appeals to business and political tactics," The Washington Post says. Not long after Washington's announcement, MLB's Cleveland Indians said the organization will "determine the best path forward" regarding the franchise's nickname, leaving open the possibility for a change. In 2018, Cleveland removed a controversial mascot known as Chief Wahoo from their game jerseys and caps.
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