Edmonton’s CFL team officially ditches ‘Eskimos’ nickname

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The Edmonton Football Team or the EE Football Team, is how the Alberta city’s team will be known for the next little bit.

On Tuesday, the team officially announced they are eliminating their Eskimos nickname effective immediately.

This follows a similar decision by the NFL’s Washington team as pressure mounts on teams to eliminate racist or stereotypical names.

The team said in a release it will begin “a comprehensive engagement process” on a new name.

Critics say the Edmonton team’s name is a derogatory, colonial-era term for Inuit.

In February, the Edmonton club announced it was keeping the name following year-long research that involved Inuit leaders and community members across Canada.

The club said it received “no consensus” during that review.

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