Sep 15, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Kathleen Peters from the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin protests the use of the Washington Redskins mascot and logo at Lambeau Field before game against the Green Bay Packers. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Redskins Twitter account urges fans to tell Senator Reid to show 'Redskin pride,' explain team name's significance

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.

The controversy isn’t about to die down any time soon with U.S. senators calling for the name to be changed while new team president Bruce Allen says the name has a deep and purposeful meaning.

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.

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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  • Domenic Vadala

    As a Washington Redskins fan, I will GLADLY tweet Senator Reid and tell him that I support the name.

  • TideMan

    You are kidding right?
    I am from Native American descent – Choctaw to be exact. There is ABSOLUTELY no reason for the RedSkins to change their name. It does not offend me and did not offend my full blooded Choctaw grand mother either.

    • truthbetold

      It may not offend you (for some bizzare reason) but it seems to offend a number of other native Americans. Bottom line, it’s racist and they should change it

      • TideMan

        It does not offend the majority of us. Look at the damned polls. Are you Native American?

  • bearisity

    Is there really anyone complaining about the name?

    • truthbetold

      Where have you been? This has been an pnly issue for a long time, and the redskins are just making huge fools of themselves.

  • bearisity

    On top of that how much is it going to cost to change every last thing that has the name and symbol? So i am sure everyone against the name expects this to be easy.

    So i have a question all of you that are against the name how much are you going to give to help? I hear a lot of whining and i am sure half the politicians are either jumping on the bandwagon or try not to be the bad man out. not to mention I’m sure some are doing it for publicity.

    Look at the picture alone there are what 10 people protesting. I am sorry if it offends you but as the saying goes you can please some of the people some of the time but u can not please all of the people all of the time.
    Wait i have a better idea. There are so many other problems the politions can be concerned about that can improve this country…..why not be more product in doing good instead of being greedy. As for the rest what about starving children in our own country lets put more effort in that or our education. Man there are so many more import areas this people could spend their time and money on.