Madden 21 removing Washington NFL name and logo

Madden 21 will come out Aug. 25

Washington’s nickname: It’s not in the game.

Electronic Arts, maker of the famed Madden NFL video-game franchise, will remove the name “Redskins” and the team’s logo from Madden 21. Though the game — which comes out on Aug. 25 — will feature the name and logo at purchase because discs are already in production, a patch will remove them once the game is connected to the internet. On Monday, the Washington franchise announced it would be retiring its nickname and logo once it has a new name in place.

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“We are pleased to see Washington’s decision to change their team name and visual identity,” an EA representative said in a statement to Kotaku. “We are quickly working to update Madden NFL 21 to feature a generic Washington team, while we await final word on the updated team name and logo design.”

EA Sports says it will remove all references to the name and logo in the game, including audio mentions, stadium art and fan apparel.

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Three days after announcing the name change, 15 female former Washington employees made sexual harassment allegations against employees of the NFL team in a bombshell Washington Post report.