Perhaps the NFL should have copied FIFA when they told their leagues to apply “common sense” when making statements regarding the death of George Floyd.
Because a team nicknamed the Redskins coming out publicly against racism and minorities being mistreated is the height of irony.
Even New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez noticed what bad form the Washington football franchise showed in posting the #BlackoutTuesday tweet.
Want to really stand for racial justice? Change your name. https://t.co/XTlIJrfNx4
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 2, 2020
Amazingly, the tweet is still up, because what else are they going to do, so it is still getting slammed, and probably will until the day the team finally changes its name to something less offensive and racist. At least the responses to the tweet reflect that notion.
Your team name is a slur. Yeah, no. https://t.co/yozNimMU7E— FORM A WALL (@_shireenahmed_) June 2, 2020
very cool, now do your team name— shr*mp b*nch says bIm (@shrimpbinch) June 2, 2020
I need you to reflect on this one for a moment— mork (@karlmorx) June 2, 2020
How about starting with blacking out your logo and change your teams racist nickname. That’s how you can help combat racism. Look in the damn mirror.— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) June 2, 2020
thank you, washington racial slurs, for standing against racism— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) June 2, 2020
Today I change my user name as I can't advocate for something if I don't. The @redskins post is a tone deaf attempt to make a statement to appease society. I can't defend the name anymore and with a straight face speak out on social issues. #ChangeTheName @MikeWiseguy— Jeremy Dodd (@____FanInOKC) June 3, 2020
Hey, guys, give them a break. Washington Redskins “great” Joe Theismann spoke with “a lot of” Native Americans a couple of years ago and he says “they seem to be okay with the name the Redskins.”
As I pointed out back then, even if Joe spoke to 10 thousand Native Americans (which he didn’t), he still has the other 99.8% of the Native American population unaccounted for in this discussion. But yeah, they’re all cool with the name.
I don't know who these 'many' natives are but we (native people) have held countless protests for them to change their name, because Redskins is a derogatory term and we don't accept it. Don't speak for a nation that you don't belong too— Kayla Jo (@KaylaJo40156564) June 3, 2020
You can’t pretend to care about racism when your name is a slur— Adri Decandia🦇🐱 B L M / ACAB (@hello_adrii) June 2, 2020
sorry but I can't hear you over the racial slur in your name— Adrienne Porter Felt (@__apf__) June 2, 2020
Jesus Christ, change your name already!— Aurora Browne (@aurorabrowne) June 3, 2020
Delete your account.— Sleeping Giants (@slpng_giants) June 2, 2020