CFL's Edmonton Eskimos Change Name to Elks Due to Racial Issues

CFL's Edmonton Eskimos Change Name to Elks Due to Racial Issues


The team, formerly known as the Edmonton Eskimos, will be known as the Elks after the team changed their name due to concerns over racism.

In July, shortly after the then-Washington Redskins announced that they would change their name, the Edmonton Eskimos announced that they would change theirs due to concerns that the current team name is a racial slur.

On Tuesday, the team revealed that they have settled on a name. The team will now be known as the Elks.

New Name. Same Game.

Let’s play some football. #ElksCharge pic.twitter.com/RhtwzcAmhv

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— Edmonton Elks (@elks) June 1, 2021

As TMZ Sports reports:

Since the team was founded in 1949, Edmonton used the name ‘Eskimos’ — but over the past few years, there was a public outcry from Inuit groups and leaders who said the name was racist … and sponsors threatened to walk if the team didn’t make

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