CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos will search for new name

EDMONTON-The Edmonton Eskimos will change their name. The CFL squad makes the move following a similar decision by the NFL’s Washington team as pressure mounts on teams to eliminate racist or stereotypical names. The team said in a release it will begin “a comprehensive engagement process’’ on a new name. In the meantime, the club will use the names EE Football Team and Edmonton Football Team. The decision comes less than a week after two published reports said the team was on the verge of changing its name. Critics say the Edmonton team’s name is a derogatory, colonial-era term for Inuit. In February, the Edmonton club announced it was keeping the name following year-long research that involved Inuit leaders and community members across Canada. The club said it received “no…

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