FedEx has asked the Washington Redskins to change the team’s name.
“We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name,” FedEx confirmed in a statement.
FedEx has the naming rights to the stadium in Landover, Maryland, where the team plays its home games through 2025.
Critics have asked team owner Dan Snyder to change the name for years, saying it’s offensive to Native Americans.
Snyder has said he’ll never change the name.
Renewed calls for change have increased during the current fight for racial justice.
Last month, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser revived her call for the name to be changed.
“I think it’s past time for the team to deal with what offends so many people,” she said on the “Doc & Galdi” radio show on The Team 980. “This is a great franchise with a great history, that’s beloved in Washington, and it deserves a name that reflects the affection that we feel for the team.”