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Walmart and Target Have Pulled Washington NFL Team Gear From Their Websites

The two retailers join companies including Nike, FedEx and Pepsi in pushing for a name change

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Target and Walmart have pulled gear and memorabilia for the Washington NFL team from their websites as pressure mounts for them to change the team name. News4’s Juliana Valencia reports.

You can now count Walmart, Target and Dick's Sporting Goods among the world's major stores that have removed Washington NFL team gear and memorabilia from their online sites.

On Monday, both of those giants took away links that would normally bring users right to Redskins-specific pages. Every other NFL team's link, of course, remained active.

By Tuesday, Washington's team had been removed from the Dick's Sporting Goods site.

Nike chose to do the same thing last Thursday, the day which started much of the intense clamor for the Washinton's NFL team to transition away from their name, which is a racial slur.

FedEx and Pepsi, meanwhile, have both publicly stated their support for a change.

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These kinds of acts could increase the pressure on Dan Snyder to proceed quickly and find a new name for the team, and they're largely why this time feels different than all of the previous instances when this issue reached the forefront.

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Now, the wait begins to see who else decides to follow in the footsteps of companies like Walmart, Target and Nike and make their own statement against the name.

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