Edmonton retires team name

Edmonton Eskimos football helmet

The formerly known Edmonton Eskimos have decided to retire their team name and move on to something else. Like the Washington Football Team, Edmonton will be known as the Edmonton Football Team or EE until they decide on a new team name. In an announcement they said, “Our Board of Directors has made the decision to discontinue use of the word “Eskimo” in the team name.” The name dates back to over 130 years ago when Edmonton’s rivalry with Calgary got to a point where they were being referred to as the Esquimaux’s from the city being north of Calgary. The name later changed to the word ‘Eskimo’, but the name referring to the Inuit people has always been a topic of controversy for the franchise. But now making the…

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