FILE - In this May 1, 2009 file photo, Washington Redskins Marko Mitchell puts his helmet on during their NFL football minicamp practice at their training facility in Ashburn, Va. Half of the U.S. Senate says it’s time to change the name of the Washington Redskins. Forty-nine Democratic senators wrote NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday, May 22, 2014. They say racism and bigotry do not belong in professional sports. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
From most other organizations, a social media post wishing followers a happy Thanksgiving would garner little attention. But for a NFL team that has been criticized by everyone from government officials to football fans for what is perceived as a racist and derogatory team name, even the most innocuous of actions can spark outrage.
The Washington Redskins posted the following tweet on their official Twitter account.
Those angered by the team’s Thanksgiving tweet lashed out on Twitter, calling the post tone-deaf and in poor taste. Some wondered if Dan Snyder, who is adamantly against changing the team’s name, was taking a shot at his critics.
Washington’s team woes extend to the playing field, where a poorly performing Robert Griffin III has been benched in favor of backup quarterback Colt McCoy. The team has a 3-8 record.
The event formerly known as Home World has a new name and new location.Get totally inspired for spring as you find hundreds of ways to improve your home. Make your home the one you really want. Show open daily duringmall hours. Admission is free!
Landscaping and Outdoors
Get ready for Spring and Summer and transform your outdoor space into something that feels like you’re on vacation
Make sure to visit our demonstration stage during the entire show. There will be exciting demonstrations on how to re-purpose and design thanks to Monarch Market Affair.
Meet Barry Williams from The Brady Bunch
Join us as we welcome Me-TV superstar Barry Williams who played the iconic Greg Brady from The Brady Bunch TV Show. Meet him and get an autograph on February 10th stage side at center court in front of Macy’s.
The line will start forming when the Mall Opens, and Barry’s First appearance will be at 11 a.m.
Come prepared with your camera or cell phone for the Meet and Greet.