FedEx “appreciates” Washington’s decision, looks forward to “next step”

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Eleven short days ago, a statement issued by FedEx regarding the name of the Washington franchise set the stage for what has become a lightning-fast process. With the team announcing on Monday that the name will be “retired,” FedEx has issued another statement.

“We appreciate the team’s decision to change its name and logo, and we look forward to the outcome of the next step in the process,” FedEx said in a statement issued to NBC Sports Washington on Monday afternoon.

FedEx founder Fred Smith holds a minority share of the team. He along with the other two limited partners, Robert Rothman and Dwight Schar, are trying to sell their interest in the franchise principally owned and totally controlled by Daniel Snyder.

FedEx stopped short of pointing out that the problematic name remains in place while the new name is selected. With Washington conceding that the current name needs to go, the fact that it continues to cling to the soon-to-be removed name becomes even more glaring.

12 responses to “FedEx “appreciates” Washington’s decision, looks forward to “next step”

  1. Well these people will be going after the Braves, Seminoles, Blackhawks, Indians and etc next. Ridiculous.

  2. Just draft a statement to suit your wishes. What exactly do you want them to say? The name is changing and they were a big catalyst in that. How are you still aggrieved in this matter? They are changing the name. Let it go.

  3. commonsense says:
    July 13, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    Well these people will be going after the Braves, Seminoles, Blackhawks, Indians and etc next. Ridiculous.
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    By “these people”, do you mean FedEx?

  4. fedex are out of line with this…they should be ashamed of themselves for acting as if they at on some higher moral ground than lil danny…

  5. The Florida State Seminoles use the name with the blessing of the Seminole Tribe of Florida whom they have worked with for decades. On their school web site they state:

    Florida State does not have a mascot. Instead, we have the honor of calling ourselves “Seminoles” in admiration of the only Native American tribe never conquered by the U.S. Government.

  6. Note to FedEx:

    Your extortion is not appreciated. If you want to deal with this new team, cough up another $250 million or take your signs and go pound sand.

    Signed,

    Danny “Lil Napoleon” Snyder

  7. Just draft a statement to suit your wishes. What exactly do you want them to say? The name is changing and they were a big catalyst in that. How are you still aggrieved in this matter? They are changing the name. Let it go.
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    Thank you and agree. If someone wants it any faster, pay for it

  8. How bad of a business partner could Dan Snyder be when Fed Ex had to get the league involved and go public to get him to do the right thing.

    Imagine having to have to threaten to take your name off of the stadium of the team you’re part owner of to get the majority owner to listen to you?!

    No wonder they’re trying to sell their ownership stake. He’s not only the worst owner in the league; he’s one of the worst businessmen and human beings!

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