Dan Snyder and the Washington Redskins are backed into a corner about their offensive team name.
The Washington Redskins may be no more, with Dan Snyder facing outside pressure from top sponsors such as Nike, FedEx and Pepsi, forcing his hand for the first time. Despite decades of opposition from Native American groups and the general public, Snyder held strong, often trotting out cronies and questionable studies to back up his point that the oppressed did not, in fact, care about such a cause.
In the end, there’s no guarantee that cooler heads will prevail, but Snyder is at least considering some alternatives. Twitter, on the other hand, took a different approach, revealing some of the funniest potential names that Washington definitely should not take into account. WARNING: Some of these Twitter suggestions are NSFW.
Twitter had some curious alternate names for the Washington football team.
Well, we know one option that definitely won’t work.
Leave it to The Onion to put things in perspective.
Well, if there were ever a time to embrace one’s true self, it’s now. Washington has slightly higher hopes under Ron Rivera, however.
Karen won’t be happy about this, especially if she has to look at it while wearing a mask.
The last thing we need is the President tweeting about this debate. Check your timelines, folks, he’s on the loose.
Inappropriate, but at least not racist.
Something tells me Dan Snyder isn’t gonna go for that one.
Still offensive, folks! Come on, we can do better.
Similar to Bomani Jones’ “Caucasians” T-shirt, something tells me this won’t go over too well.
Odd…but still better than the current version!
FINALLY, something we can all agree on.
Funny tweets or not, it’s time for Snyder to come to the conclusion he ought to have reached decades ago. Change the name. It’s about damn time.