In the early morning of July 9, Beijing time, according tomedia reports, Amazon has placed a peripheral product on its website for the Washington Redskins, an NFL team. The Washington Redskins have previously said they want to change the team’s name, which is widely considered racist and demeaning to native Indians.
On Wednesday, Amazon sent a notice to platform sellers in which it said it would take off a number of Washington Redskins peripheral products, including autumn coats, T-shirts and jewelry. Sellers will be given 48 hours to check if they are selling products tagged by Amazon.
An Amazon spokesman confirmed that they did take off the Washington Redskins’ licensed peripheral products. The spokesman said: “We have put the product with the team name and logo on the store. “Amazon’s notification to sellers says: “Failure to remove all restricted products in inventory as required may result in the retirement of your account.” “
Last week, the Washington Redskins said they would consider changing the team’s name, so several sponsors, including FedEx, have called for the team to change its name in 1998, when FedEx bought the title of the team’s home stadium for $205 million, and the title will last until 2025. And Frederic Smith, fedEx’s chief executive, is a minority shareholder in the team.
Previously, in addition to Amazon, a number of other retailers have launched the Washington Redskins’ peripheral products on their platforms, including Wal-Mart, Nike and Target.