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:
Able to roll! To characterize my household and the DMV space. Here is to a fantastic season! pic.twitter.com/2mQDQhjXkq
— Dwayne Haskins, Jr (@dh_simba7) July 23, 2020
Simply waking again up from my pregame nap to see about The Washington Soccer group??? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. Is that actual?? No means! Oh man they’d a radical intense lengthy board assembly about that one huh. 🥴🤦🏾♂️
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 23, 2020
— Ryan Kerrigan (@RyanKerrigan91) July 23, 2020
That they had all that point and got here up with, “Washington Soccer Group”..
— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) July 23, 2020
I am in shock over right here https://t.co/jQ18If9NHb
— Charles James II (@CJDeuce_) July 23, 2020
😭😭 what they gone placed on the Helmets an enormous W https://t.co/9NcKadORAH
— Chris Harris (@ChrisHarrisJr) July 23, 2020
Who you play for? The Washington soccer group.. naw that ain’t it 😂
For some purpose that alone makes me really feel it will not be a soccer season.. I am unhappy severely
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) July 23, 2020
2020 👀 pic.twitter.com/bDFpbENl3T
— CY2 (@youngchase907) July 23, 2020
The “Washington Individuals with Helmets” lmao. come on now!
— T.J. Ward (@BossWard43) July 23, 2020
— Daron Payne (@94yne) July 23, 2020
Imaginative and prescient all 2020😈😈 pic.twitter.com/wJ1N9o0LrO
— Jonathan Allen (@jonallen93_) July 23, 2020
I believe they need to preserve it long run cuz it is tremendous distinctive…. do not know some other group with that identify https://t.co/jF3XRW1tqL
— danny woodhead (@danny__woodhead) July 23, 2020
Washington is not going to have any change to its coloration scheme. It would nonetheless use burgundy and gold. The Redskins emblem on the helmet might be changed by the participant’s quantity in gold. The Washington Soccer Group will debut its dwelling uniforms in week 1 in opposition to the Eagles. pic.twitter.com/8DpC6b0Tyj
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 23, 2020
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