Washington Football Team eliminates fan-favorite 'Warriors' as potential new team name

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As fans eagerly await the results of the Washington Football Team's extensive rebrand, the team's president has taken at least one particularly popular potential moniker out of the running.

"I want to address a name that has emerged amongst our fanbase, 'Warriors,'" writes Team President Jason Wright in a statement on Monday. He adds that although, on its face, the name might appear "harmless," "feedback from across communities we engaged clearly revealed deep-seated discomfort around Warriors" because it "too closely aligns with Native American themes."

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