On Wednesday morning, news of the Washington Redskins' name change took the internet by storm.
Several screenshots of articles from major media outlets circulated on social media, referencing the team's new name, the Washington Redhawks.
But the report of the name change and the screenshots are all a hoax.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Washington Redskins released an official statement regarding the fake news.
"This morning, the Redskins organization was made aware of fraudulent websites about our team name," the statement read.
"The name of the team is the Washington Redskins and will remain that for the future."
According to the Washington Redhawks Twitter account, the name change hoax was fabricated by a native advocacy group called the Rising Hearts Coalition.
The group created fake news articles and websites to mislead people into believing the Redskins organization had actually changed its name.