Pepsi the latest Washington sponsor urging name change

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A third major sponsor has jumped on board the effort to change the name of Washington’s professional football team.

Via Rick Maese of the Washington Post, Pepsi issued a statement Friday encouraging Dan Snyder to do that which he used to say he’d never do.

“We have been in conversations with the NFL and Washington management for a few weeks about this issue,” a PepsiCo spokesperson said. “We believe it is time for a change. We are pleased to see the steps the team announced today, and we look forward to continued partnership.”

The statement came after the team announced “a thorough review” of the name, and the fact that major sponsors are bailing will surely be a factor in that review.

The NFL has also issued a statement in support, after FedEx got the ball rolling Thursday night, and Nike pulled team merchandise from its website.

19 responses to “Pepsi the latest Washington sponsor urging name change

  1. I urge Pepsi to change its name as it is derived from pepcid and makes light of those who may suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease.

  2. Fascists bully & intimidate others into complying with their ideology and rule. This is what is happening in our country today. If you can’t see that, then you, too, are on the wrong side of decency.

    The only opinions that should matter on this are those of Native Americans. Not Whites, not Blacks, not Hispancis, not Mike Florio…if Native Americans, by a majority, find the name disrespectful, insensitive, or racist, then the team should change the name.

    If not, it should be entirely up to the owner. If people and companies stop supporting the team because of it, so be it. In America, that’s how it should be.

  3. Diabetes inducing Pepsi on its high horse, along with child labor at almost slave wages NIKE. Polluter FEDEX fits right in. Social Justice my butt.

  4. This is so funny. R-Words fans’ heads will explode. How about the Washington Social Justice Warriors?

  5. What’s Pepsi think about the racist Tomahawk chop Chief fans do? That’s just as disgusting!

  6. pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    July 3, 2020 at 12:44 pm
    What’s Pepsi think about the racist Tomahawk chop Chief fans do? That’s just as disgusting!
    naming your team “Redskins” is number one with a bullet in all of sports. undisputed. Redskins needs to be dealt with first. But I do appreciate you starting to understand how much casual racism exists in business from the past century and want to see it fixed finally. Good for you, pointtwopsiistheissue for seeing the world with eyes wide open!

  7. The “Tomahawk Chop” and the chant are annoying as heck.

    I usually avoid watching any Chief’s home games, mostly for that reason.

  8. Nothing says woke more than a multi billion dollar sneaker corporation
    that profits from slave labor
    telling a football team that it’s name is offensive to its players who claim
    slave victimhood but who were never enslaved and are compensated with multi
    million dollar contracts.

  9. the real reason this “woke” crowd is upset about the name is the word RED.
    RED IS the color of the Chinese Communist flag and it is offensive to have a football team named from that.
    Also funny to see how many non-native Americans are so willing to tell Native Americans how they should be offended about things

  10. Speaking of playing the victim card…Isn’t Trump holding his COVID Spreading Party and bonfire at Mt. Rushmore today?

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