A former Washington Redskins participant explained Wednesday that there is an “easy” fix to transforming the team’s title, which has not long ago been in the spotlight because of its racial connotations.
Doc Walker, a former limited close who played for Washington from 1981 to 1984, advised NBC Sports activities Washington there is a single title the group can go to suitable now.
“The Warriors. It is really so simple,” Walker explained. “All you have to do is place the arrow back again on the helmet. You do not have to improve something else. Warriors on the warpath, fight for old D.C. It can be that uncomplicated.”
The Redtails has also been a common prospect on social media. Nevertheless, Walker claimed he does not assume it would operate given the political climate.
“I’ve read Redtails. I have uncovered about them. That was awesome for me to discover,” he stated. “In this local weather suitable now, permit me see them market that. I just think that at some issue, you won’t be able to alter and erase hundreds of a long time of neglect and racism in a thirty day period. It is really just unrealistic that you can wipe everything clean up with 1 swipe. It is really likely to be a struggle, but you do have to get the course of action begun.”
Irrespective, Walker thinks that shifting the title is the ideal factor to do.
Whether or not the Redskins conclude of modifying the name or not, the group will reportedly not use any Indigenous American imagery in their new brand.
Huge-identify stores like Amazon, Walmart, and Focus on, as properly as Nike and Dick’s Sporting Goods, have eradicated Redskins goods from their internet sites. Very last 7 days, FedEx – which retains the naming legal rights to the team’s Maryland stadium – formally asked for a name transform. FedEx CEO Fred Smith has an possession stake in the team.
Washington claimed past week it would carry out a “thorough review” of the name.
Fox News’ Dan Canova contributed to this report.