The controversy surrounding the name for the Washington Redskins has been topic for debate over the past few years with many urging owner Daniel Snyder to remove the derogatory term that is a racial slur for Native Americans.
With the standstill taking place between the team and the U.S. government, the Washington football team’s official Twitter handle posted a message urging fans of the franchise to show their “Redskin pride” and tell Senator Reid what the team name means to them.
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) May 29, 2014
Does this organization have zero self-awareness at all?
How can they not see how terrible of an idea this is?
The comments following this tweet, many of which I would have to assume are from loyal fans of the franchise go to show you how ridiculous this tweet is and I fully expect a followup tweet apologizing for “poor judgment” in an earlier tweet and they regret their actions.
However, that may be completely off-base considering the team uses a racial slur as its nickname and show zero signs of being remotely interested in adopting a nickname that won’t be racially-insensitive.
Dan Snyder and his franchise simply can’t help themselves any longer and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell needs to step in for the betterment of the league.
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