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Washington Redskins no more; team officials say they will rename franchise

After more than 87 years, the Washington Redskins will be no more.

Team ownership announced on Monday that they will change their name and logo after corporate and public pressure to drop it over racial implications.

#NotYourMascot trended on Twitter over the weekend, as team officials planned a formal announcement on Monday. The news was not new or unexpected, though. It had been widely anticipated that the team would move away from the Native American theming.

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However, team officials said in an announcement that they would keep the color scheme associated with the Washington D.C. franchise.

“Today, we are announcing we will be retiring the Redskins name and logo upon completion of this review,” team officials said. “Dan Snyder and Coach Rivera are working closely to develop a new name and design approach that will enhance the standing of our proud, tradition rich franchise and inspire our sponsors, fans and community for the next 100 years.”

The team did not say when a replacement would be announced.

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