Athletes react to the Washington NFL group identify change on social media

Washington’s NFL franchise introduced on Thursday that, efficient instantly, it can name itself the “Washington Soccer Group” pending the adoption of a brand new identify, league sources advised ESPN. There was loads of response on social media.

The momentary identify change comes after finishing a radical overview that started on July 3.

A number of gamers weighed in on the identify through Twitter, together with Los Angeles Lakers ahead LeBron James, Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins, former NFL receiver Dez Bryant and Washington linebacker Ryan Kerrigan.

Washington had held the identical nickname for the previous 87 seasons, essentially the most consecutive seasons with one nickname earlier than a change within the historical past of NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL franchises, in response to Elias Sports activities Bureau.

It is the newest huge information for a franchise that has additionally made headlines this offseason with tales about its shareholders, its hiring practices, allegations of sexual harassment by former staff and main modifications to its entrance workplace and training employees.

Here’s what people are saying in regards to the momentary identify:

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