FedEx Corp., the Washington Redskins’ most distinguished sponsor and the namesake of the NFL staff’s stadium, known as for the franchise to alter its title, an organization spokeswoman mentioned.
The transfer is the starkest problem but to the franchise over a reputation that’s generally outlined as a racial slur. Native American activists and others have, for years, known as on the staff to alter its title. However staff proprietor Dan Snyder has steadfastly refused.
Washington performs at a stadium known as FedExField. The staff’s high-profile accomplice had beforehand declined to take a stance on the nickname. Fred Smith, FedEx’s founder and chairman, is a minority proprietor of the staff—which means Snyder is now successfully being challenged from inside his personal constructing.
The Redskins didn’t reply to a direct request for remark. The NFL didn’t have a remark.