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Name Change Is Officially Happening For The “Redskins”

Ron Rivera
FILE – In this Jan. 2, 2020, file photo, Washington Redskins head coach Ron Rivera holds up a helmet during a news conference at the team’s NFL football training facility in Ashburn, Va. The Washington Redskins are undergoing what the team calls a “thorough review” of the nickname. In a statement released Friday, July 3, 2020, the team says it has been talking to the NFL for weeks about the subject. Owner Dan Snyder says the process will include input from alumni, sponsors, the league, community and members of the organization. FedEx on Thursday called for the team to change its name, and Nike appeared to remove all Redskins gear from its online store. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Today will reportedly mark the end of an era with the Washington Redskins and fans aren’t holding back.

The team is expected to announce they are retiring the name “Redskins” and announcing the new name some time soon.

The football franchise started in 1933 and the team become the “Washington Redskins” when they moved from Boston to Washington, D.C. in 1937.

Many fans have been emotional as they posted messages on Twitter.

“End of Era. Hail to the Redskins” “It’s really starting to hit me …. I’ve been a fan my entire life.”

“I took pride in beings a Skins fan and will always cherish the memories”

“Hail to the Redskins! One. Last Time.”

Rumors point to the “Warriors,” “Redtails,”or “Redhawks” as possible replacement names.

If you were in charge of changing the team name, what would it be?