Redskins owner Daniel Snyder and NFL officials have finally bowed to pressure from the ACLU, members of Congress and numerous Native American groups to change the name of the storied franchise from “Redskin” to something that isn’t a derogatory term.
“We’ve heard your cries and we are happy to announce a whole new era in Washington football,” said Snyder. “It’s a new name that honors our rich history and tradition here and will cost very little in re-branding and marketing. From this day forth we are the ‘Washington, D.C. Redskins!’ The D.C. is for District of Columbia!”
Snyder hopes the new moniker will satisfy longtime critics of the franchise.
“We admit it — the last name was just ‘not right’ as so many people have claimed,” said Snyder. “Is the team from Seattle or something? Washington simply wasn’t clear enough.”