Amazon is eliminating Washington Redskins product from its website, after the NFL contacted the group to alter its name, commonly thought about a racial slur versus Native Americans.
In a note to sellers on Wednesday, Amazon stated that it would pull a range of items including the Washington group, consisting of jerseys, tee shirts and fashion jewelry. Sellers were provided 48 hours to examine and get rid of any items flagged by Amazon, the notification states.
An Amazon representative validated the business is eliminating Redskins product.
“With the announcement from the Washington team and the NFL, we are removing products with the team’s name and logo from our stores,” according to the notification, which was shared by Ed Rosenberg, who runs an online seller group called ASGTG. “Failure to properly close or delete all restricted product listings from your inventory may result in deactivation.”
The choice follows the Washington Redskins stated recently it would be evaluating its name after numerous sponsors, consisting of FedEx, contacted the group to rebrand itself.
FedEx purchased calling rights to the group’s house arena, FedEx Field, in 1998 for $205 million in an offer that goes through 2025. Frederick Smith, FedEx CEO, is a minority owner of the group.
Amazon is the current merchant to scrub recommendations to the group from its website. In current days, Walmart, Nike and Target stated they would stop offering Washington Redskins equipment.
— CNBC’s Kif Leswing and Mike Calia added to this report.