In an effort to combat Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid’s attempt to force a Redskins name change, Washington’s PR team decided to launch a #RedskinsPride social media campaign that encouraged fans to show support for the team name.
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) May 29, 2014
Unfortunately, the result wasn’t what the team expected and even helped out Senator Reid’s cause.
Giving smallpox infected blankets to children #redskinspride
— Jason Bintliff (@CPTPhiladelphia) May 29, 2014
— Simple Serf (@Undertheman) May 29, 2014
— Ang K (@ankhela) May 29, 2014
#RedskinsPride is the dumbest thing Dan Snyder has ever done. The team could not look more tone deaf at this point. Time to admit defeat.
— Chris Merl (@ImpeachCerrato) May 29, 2014
— steve coy (@stevecoy) May 29, 2014
It looks like the Redskins are going to fight this tooth and nail to no avail. I expect they will be forced to change the name within the next year or two.
H/T: CBS Sports