According to the fake team website, the name change was driven by Dan Snyder’s “deep admiration for Native Americans.”
“It is a symbol of everything we stand for: strength, courage, pride, and respect — the same values we know guide Native Americans and which are embedded throughout their rich history as the original Americans,” reads a fake quote attributed to the team owner.
The (real) team responded on Wednesday, saying in a statement that it was aware of the “fraudulent websites” spreading the hoax.
“The name of the team is the Washington Redskins and will remain that for the future,” the team said.
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