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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 07: Washington Redskins merchandise is displayed for sale at a sporting goods store on July 7, 2020 in Washington, DC. After receiving recent pressure from sponsors and retailers, the NFL franchise is considering a name change to replace Redskins. The term "redskin" is a dictionary-defined racial slur for Native Americans. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

NFL team the Washington Redskins released a statement this morning, announcing that they are going to change their name.

The statement says, “On July 3rd, we announced the commencement of a thorough review of the team’s name. That review has begun in earnest. As part of this process, we want to keep our sponsors, fans and community apprised of our thinking as we go forward. Today, we are announcing we will be retiring the Redskins name and logo upon completion of this review. 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.”

They did not say when they would announce the team’s new name.