Walmart and Target pull Washington Redskins products amid calls for the team to change its name

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  • Walmart and Target have removed Washington Redskins-branded products from their websites.
  • “Given today’s announcement by the NFL and the Washington team’s ownership, we are discontinuing the sale of items that reference the team’s name and logo,” Walmart tweeted Friday.
  • Insider’s Scott Davis reported Monday that the team’s owner, Daniel Snyder, may cave to the growing pressure to change the team’s name.
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Walmart and Target have stopped selling Washington Redskins gear, after the NFL team announced plans to review its name.

Redskins-branded products were not available on the retailers’ websites on Monday.

Walmart tweeted on Friday that it had removed the gear.

“Given today’s announcement by the NFL and the Washington team’s ownership, we are discontinuing the sale of items that reference the team’s name and logo,” the company tweeted.

Target confirmed to Barron’s that it removed Redskins merchandise from its website, as well. Target did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.

The moves by Walmart and Target come amid mounting pressure against the Redskins to change its name.

FedEx, which has naming rights to the team’s stadium, last week requested that the team rebrand. Nike later removed Redskins merchandise from its site.

Insider’s Scott Davis reported Monday that the team’s owner, Daniel Snyder, may cave to the growing pressure despite saying previously that he would “never” change the team’s name.

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