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Amazon is removing Washington Redskins merchandise, joining other outlets

Walmart and Target discounted the team’s items already

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In this Aug. 7, 2014 file photo, the Washington Redskins NFL football team logo is seen on the field before an NFL football preseason game against the New England Patriots in Landover, Md.

In this Aug. 7, 2014, file photo, the Washington Redskins team logo is seen on the field before an NFL preseason game against the New England Patriots in Landover, Md.

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Amazon has reportedly told its sellers to remove any and all merchandise related to the Washington Redskins as pressure rises for the team to change its name, according to CNBC.

Amazon sent a note to sellers Wednesday, saying sellers should remove anything that features the team.

Sellers were given 48 hours to remove any of the products flagged from Amazon.

An Amazon spokesperson told CNBC that the company is removing the Redskins merchandise.

“With the announcement from the Washington team and the NFL, we are removing products with the team’s name and logo from our stores,” the note said, according to CNBC. “Failure to properly close or delete all restricted product listings from your inventory may result in deactivation.”

Washington said last week that it plans to undergo a “thorough review” of the team’s nickname amid renewed pressure for the team to change its name, which has been considered a racial slur, according to ESPN.

“In light of recent events around our country and feedback from our community, the Washington Redskins are announcing the team will undergo a thorough review of the team’s name. This review formalizes the initial discussions the team has been having with the league in recent weeks,” the statement said.

“... We believe this review can and will be conducted with the best interest of all in mind.”

In early July, Nike, FedEx and PepsiCo all received letters from 87 investment firms and shareholders to cut ties with the Redskins, which I wrote about for the Deseret News.