The group, Native American Guardians Association, has asked the team to change its name back to the Redskins in a letter dated Monday. The team decided to change its name in 2020, settling with the new name, the Commanders, in 2022.
“Should we need to encourage a national boycott similar to what happened with Anheuser Busch which is now down $27 billion (note, not one brick thrown, not one highway blocked, not one bridge burned) – WE WILL DO JUST THAT,” the letter read.
🚨BREAKING: Native American Guardian’s Association Founder & President Eunice Davidson Sent a Demand Letter Today to Washington “Commanders” Ownership & Key Leadership Formally Requesting The Team Revitalize it’s Relationship With The American Indian Community & Rightfully Change… pic.twitter.com/cpau4hVq6H
— Native American Guardians Association (@GuardiansNative) August 7, 2023
The group’s threat of a boycott comes after Anheuser-Busch, the owner of Bud Light and several other beer brands, reported a nearly $400 million loss in the second quarter of this year. The loss in revenue has been cited by many to be from a boycott of Anheuser-Busch following a partnership that Bud Light did with transgender activist Dylan Mulvaney.