The NFL has never been one to take public opinion into account, often marching by the beat of their own drum. Being intimidated into a decision isn’t how they operate (at least historically), though, with the momentum behind a potential name change for the Washington Redskins gaining more and more steam by the day, it’s a policy they may have to change.
But one organization says the Redskins don’t need to change their name at all – just their logo. And who is this organization, you ask? PETA, of course.
The organization says there is no need for the Redskins to change their team moniker, rather, just replace their current logo with a ‘redskin’ potato:
The redskin potato would be a noble mascot for a variety of reasons. Potatoes are also native Americans, having been cultivated in Peru for millennia. A tasty, versatile, animal- and environmentally friendly vegan staple, potatoes are now the most popular vegetable in the U.S. They are loaded with nutrients, including iron, potassium, vitamin C, fiber, and even protein, and red potatoes in particular are high in antioxidants. (Take that, Cheeseheads.)
I can’t wait for the french fry mascot running up and down the sideline.
Even better – just wait until the NFL puts a franchise in Europe. I bet there will be some heated battles between the Redskin Potatoes and the London Fish n Chips.