- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 1, 2015

ASHBURN — The Philadelphia Eagles took a stand against using the Washington Redskins‘ nickname, omitting it from their press materials in advance of the game between the two games on Sunday.

In previous copies of their game notes, which include updated statistics and player biographies, the Eagles routinely used their opponents’ nicknames. In this week’s version, the public relations staff simply referred to the Redskins by their city, though they did use the logo on the front page.

When asked about his stance on the nickname in a press conference on Thursday, Eagles coach Chip Kelly paused, then laughed.

“I have a lot of personal beliefs on things, but my belief doesn’t affect what that name is, so they can do what they want to do,” Kelly said.

The Eagles‘ public relations department did not respond to a request seeking a comment on the matter.

No team has previously refused to use the Redskins‘ nickname in its publications.


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