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Edmonton CFL team changing the nickname

Eskimos day done

The Edmonton Eskimos CFL franchise is following in the footsteps of the Washington Redskins.

CTV News is reporting the Canadian Football League team has announced that they will be changing the team name.

"Recent findings demonstrate that views regarding the team name are shifting. While many fans are deeply committed to keeping the name, others are increasingly uncomfortable with the moniker, " reads a statement from the team.

"We feel it is important to make this change in response to the findings of our recent engagement and research. Going forward, we want the focus to be on the work we do in the community and our team’s excellence on the field as the CFL’s most successful franchise,” said the chair of the team's board of directors Janice Agrios

The team has not announced a new name and say they will be consulting with all stakeholders including fans and sponsors to come up with a new nickname.

-with files from CTV News

 

 



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