Amazon is pulling all items listed with the word “Redskins” in the title this week, including sports cards.
Sellers saw their items disappear and received notices from the company telling them they had 48 hours to remove listings with the NFL club’s current nickname, which appears on the way out.
“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. “Failure to properly close or delete all restricted product listings from your inventory may result in deactivation.”
A check by SC Daily showed over 8,000 items in Amazon’s Sports Collectibles category with the name in the listing as of Wednesday afternoon. That number had dropped to 568 by Thursday afternoon and they were all but gone by Thursday night. However, other listings—without the “s” on the end of the name— were still up as were some trading cards and memorabilia with the team’s nickname and logo but without the word “Redskins” in the title.
We reached out to Amazon for clarification on whether sellers could re-list items by taking “Redskins” out of the title or if cards that have the nickname on the front were being permanently banned but a spokesman’s efforts to obtain that information from company executives haven’t produced an answer in the last 36 hours.