Over the last few months, concerns over racial inequality all across the country have grown perhaps as loud as ever. In the sports world specifically, sweeping changes across the board are being made.
But one thing that hasn’t changed is a topic that has been hot for a few years now. That topic is the Washington Redskins still not changing their team name, which many consider being a racist team name. Several weeks ago, three separate letters signed by 87 investment firms and shareholders worth a collective $620 billion asked Nike, FedEx and PepsiCo to terminate their business relationships with the Redskins unless the team agrees to change its name.
So, what route could the Redkins take if they do, in fact, change their name in the near future? According to Sam Fortier of the Washington Post, the name "Redwolves" has gained serious traction, with defensive lineman Jonathan Allen and NFL free agent Will Compton -- who previously played for Washington -- among those in favor of the name. A fan petition for the Redskins-to-Redwolves name change has also received more than 3,500 signatures, according to Fortier.