Posted on August 5, 2021

Washington Football Team Bans ‘Native American Inspired Ceremonial Headdresses or Face Paint’ at Games

Katie Jerkovich, Daily Caller, August 4, 2021

The Washington Football team announced it will no longer allow fans to wear “Native American” inspired headdresses or face paint inside the stadium for games.


The team announced in 2020 that it was dropping the name Redskins, a name they had used for 87 years, and changed to the Washington Football Team for the immediate future. A permanent name change is expected before the 2022 season.

President Jason Wright recently shared in a statement that the team would “choose an identity that unequivocally departs from any use of or approximate linkage to Native American imagery.”

“As I have said many times before, our new identity should unite us,” he added. {snip}