Amazon joins major retailers in pulling Redskins merchandise

Chris Lingebach
July 08, 2020 - 5:51 pm

Amazon will join major retailers in pulling Redskins merchandise from its website, CNBC reported Wednesday, citing a note issued by the online giant to its sellers.

Over the last week, Target, Walmart and Nike have all ceased sales of Redskins merchandise after an announcement from the team last Friday that it would "undergo a thorough review" of its name, seen by many as offensive to Native Americans.

According to CNBC, Amazon said in the note that it would pull a variety of products featuring the Redskins, "including jerseys, t-shirts and jewelry." As of this writing, many of those items are still available for purchase on Amazon, but, as CNBC notes, "sellers were given 48 hours to review and remove any products flagged by Amazon."

Amazon confirmed to CNBC the company is in the process of removing Redskins merchandise from its website.

"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 states, according to CNBC. "Failure to properly close or delete all restricted product listings from your inventory may result in deactivation."