It seems as if we're one step closer to finding out what the new name of the Washington Football Team (WFT) will be...because it will not be the Washington Warriors.
In a press release from the team's president, Jason Wright, he shared that the organization decided that "moving forward with no ties to Native American imagery is the right path."
"In the spirit of that engagement, I want to address a name that has emerged amongst our fanbase, "Warriors." One might look at this name as a natural, and even harmless transition considering that it does not necessarily or specifically carry a negative connotation. But as we learned through our research and engagement with various groups, "context matters" and that makes it a "slippery slope."
The WFT decided to abandon their former brand, the Washington Redskins, last July after a controversial history was tied to that particular name. It has been shared that they hope to decide and reveal their new name for the 2022 season.
Read the full press release here.