Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder has long pushed back against the idea of changing the name of the NFL franchise he’s owned since 1999.
While the team has been criticized for carrying a name considered by some to be a derogatory term for Native Americans, Snyder has remained steadfast in his stance to never change the name. He was quoted in a 2014 Washington Post story as saying the term “represents honor, represents respect, represents pride, hopefully winning.”
Snyder is under fire again this week after several investment firms wrote letters requesting major sponsors sever ties with the team unless the name is changed. And one of those sponsors, FedEx, made a formal request Thursday for the team to do just that. With the conversation gaining new momentum, another professional sports team owner weighed in.