Amazon will remove Washington merchandise

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The places to buy Washington merchandise are becoming fewer and farther between.

Via Annie Palmer of CNBC.com, Amazon has notified sellers that it will no longer sell on its platform items relating to the Washington NFL franchise. Sellers have 48 hours to remove the flagged items, including jerseys, T-shirts, and jewelry.

Amazon confirmed to Palmer that Washington merchandise is being removed.

“Failure to properly close or delete all restricted product listings from your inventory may result in deactivation,” the company warned sellers.

Nike, Wal-Mart, Target, and Dick’s have stopped selling Washington merchandise. Fanatics and NFLShop.com will continue to do so.

Amazon’s gesture has added significance because Amazon founder and owner Jeff Bezos owns the Washington Post — and he already has been mentioned as a viable candidate to secure majority ownership in the franchise, if Daniel Snyder throws his hands in the air and cashes out.

45 responses to “Amazon will remove Washington merchandise

  1. Great news. The market speaks. Is it loud enough for Snyder to listen?

  2. Great news I bought as much as I could, I am stockpiling until the time is right to sell. Thank You Amazon

  3. Money talks. Like it or not, this is what will force Snyder to change or sell.

  4. Lol all this does is push more buyers to the Redskins website where they can increase their profits because they don’t have to pay the middleman. It’s not like people are going to stop buying Redskins stuff.

  5. If I was Snyder, I wouldn’t let Amazon, Target Wal-Mart or DSG carry merchandise of the new team, on the off chance he decides to change the name.

  6. We should not cave in on the powers of big business!! Just like the NBA and China.

  7. I still say he should tell DC to screw themselves, Moe to Memphis or St. Louis, and THEN change the name to a regionally appropriate one.

  8. lectricboogalo says:
    July 8, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    Great news. The market speaks. Is it loud enough for Snyder to listen?

    ———
    last time I checked redskin gear was still selling. Un-checked, Co-ordinated censorship by the richest man in the world is what’s happening.

  9. What about all the other franchises that that depict Native Indians in their are company’s going to stop selling their merchandise till they change their name then ?

  10. The local fans should boycott the team entirely and force an ownership change. The criteria required for the new owner would be competence.

  11. Amazon should focus on treating workers better. 12-14 hours a day 6 days a week at 15 dollars an hour while Jeff Bozo is worth how 100’s of billions.

  12. Bezos might get a large stake of ownership of those other partners that wanted out can sell to him. He could afford whatever they ask. I think it might be a good thing for the franchise, Bezos has all the cash and could try to fix the organization, and save them from years of terrible ownership.

  13. Oh no what will the fans do if they can’t get their Redskins merch in 2 days!

  14. Nothing to be concerned about.

    I’m sure there will still be plenty of *counterfeit* Redskins gear sold by 3rd party sellers on Amazon.

  15. jamaltimore says:
    July 8, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    last time I checked redskin gear was still selling. Un-checked, Co-ordinated censorship by the richest man in the world is what’s happening.
    ———————————————————————
    Seems more like Bezos is following the lead of WalMart.

  16. NFL Merchandise sales are split equally by the 32 teams, so this won’t matter much to Synder. He’ll get paid regardless. Funny how it wasn’t a problem until Corporate America decided to become woke and pander to low IQ Americans. I don’t have a horse in this race, but I really hope Synder keeps the name, sells his merchandise direct to consumer, and gives the finger to Amazon and the rest.

  17. Just move the Team out of DC and keep the Redskins name and refuse Amazon the right to sell their products.

  18. That’s fine with me, as some time ago I removed Amazon as a purchasing option.

  19. The company being sued by their employees and having daily strike threats due to workers conditions and lax COVID policies is taking a moral stand against a football teams name.

    Moral when it’s the popular thing not when it’s the right thing.

  20. Aloha – Seems like if I like something the NFL does when pressured by their customers/sponsors, I call it
    “Listening to the people”

    When I don’t like something the NFL does when pressured by their customers and sponsors, I call it “Caving in to the mob”

    My ideas – Good.
    Their ideas – Bad.

  21. NFL Merchandise sales are split equally by the 32 teams, so this won’t matter much to Synder. He’ll get paid regardless. I don’t have a horse in this race, but I really hope Synder keeps the name, sells his merchandise direct to consumer, and gives the finger to Amazon and the rest.

  22. Since the Redskins agreed to the name change why punish the merchants with Redskins merchandise?

    That stuff will soon be gone anyway.

  23. Jeff Bezos also owns the Washington Post. Will they refuse to cover Washington’s NFL team?

  24. NFL merchandise is split equally with 31 teams. Not the cowboys because they are the only one that can self sustain

  25. Is it possible that these politically diverse retailers (Wal-Mart and Amazon are 180 degrees opposite) are pulling the merchandise because there is a deal in place already to buy back the old merchandise and launch the new stuff with a different name/logo? That would actually make sense.

  26. electricboogalo says:
    July 8, 2020 at 4:49 pm
    Great news. The market speaks. Is it loud enough for Snyder to listen?
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    The market has not spoken so much as a monopoly of retailers. If the market had spoken, the retailers would have removed Washington merchandise not for virtue signaling social justice reasons but because people stopped buying Washington merchandise.

  27. Agree with Redskins or not, we should all be paying more attention to how much mega corporations and media outlets CONTROL us. Amazon, Google, Youtube, Twitter can shut anyone down at any time. If you think this is a good thing because, at the moment, you agree with their decisions on who it is they shut down you need to rethink your life.

  28. Just went on NFL shop and ordered a Washington T shirt emblazoned with their iconic logo.

    I am not even a fan but man I hate other people deciding what I can and cannot do.

  29. You can call it whatever you want. In a capitalist system money is the driving force behind all social decisions. From the Vietnam War to the Civil Rights Movement to the current virus pandemic money drives decisions. When enough money is lost by the “captains of industry” they change the situation. If we were in the regular season and the Washington team was losing money Mr. Synder and company would change in a heartbeat. Looks like he’s just taking a wait and see attitude for now.

  30. I hope they just cancel the season and I love football but between different anthems, kneeling, name changes, virus and cancel culture, I’m already tired of it and it’s July. Try again next year maybe the sensible will be in charge again.

  31. Leslie D’Amico says:
    July 9, 2020 at 9:09 am

    You can call it whatever you want. In a capitalist system money is the driving force behind all social decisions. From the Vietnam War to the Civil Rights Movement to the current virus pandemic money drives decisions. When enough money is lost by the “captains of industry” they change the situation. If we were in the regular season and the Washington team was losing money Mr. Synder and company would change in a heartbeat. Looks like he’s just taking a wait and see attitude for now.

    I agree with that statement if it’s natural that they don’t make money. My post 2 above yours makes this point. The Amazons of the world forcing their will on YOU is a different subject.

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