Washington’s NFL team tweets tone-deaf Thanksgiving greeting
Washington ― whose nickname is an offensive term for Native Americans ― posted a Thanksgiving greeting on Twitter Thursday. Critics quickly slammed the team for its tone-deaf, awkward message.
By Meg Wagner | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Well, this is uncomfortable.
Washington’s NFL team ― whose nickname is an offensive term for Native Americans ― wished their Twitter followers a happy Thanksgiving Thursday.
The holiday greeting did not go over well. Critics quickly cut into the team for its tone-deaf tweet.
Critics have long pressed the football team to ditch the controversial nickname. In September, the Daily News decided it would no longer publish the unacceptable name or its logo, which features a feathered Native American.
Still, Washington’s team has refused to change, even after the U.S. Patent and Trademark office revoked its trademark in June.