For years, Native Americans asked Dan Snyder to change his team's name and he said it would NEVER happen. (And he put NEVER in all caps.)
Nike and FedEx asked him to change the name and less than 24 hours later he all but confirmed he's going to do it.
Dan Snyder, when reporters call asking about a name change
Nike removed ALL Washington Redskins merch from its website because of the name.
Dan Snyder now considering changing the team name.
Big corporations can do more to change shit.
Potentially big news: The #Redskins have been having internal discussions about their team name and now will conduct a formal, thorough review. Full statement, including quotes from owner Dan Snyder, on a possible name change:
If Washington owner Dan Snyder ever gets his head out of his ass, I hope they change the team name to Redtails. Redtails was the nickname coined for the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American military aviators in the United States Armed Forces.
Dan Snyder: Were not changing the name 🚫
Native Americans: but it’s offensive? 😢
Dan Snyder: so what, not changing the name 🙅🏼♂️
Nike: Welp, we’re not gonna sell your shit 🤷🏼
Dan Snyder: 😳😳... Team will undergo a “thorough review” of the name 😁
No one give Dan Snyder an ounce of credit if he changes the name because the stadium’s corporate sponsor publicly pressured him and Nike pulled their gear.
The man must be remembered as a craven racist who went out kicking and screaming... and sued a grandma over season tickets.
Gaslighting alert: hoping that Dan Snyder and the sports media don’t pretend that Native Americans haven’t been calling for the name to change for at least over 50 years.
NFL: “Any other suggestions for the new Washington team name?”
If Dan Snyder were really bold, he’d sign Colin Kaepernick, have HIM announce the name change, and sit back at the news conference like “How ya like me now?”
Stephen A Smith on first take today : “Dan Snyder will change the name and it will happen before the 2020 season. From a very reliable source”
Hey, Dan Snyder: “Review? What the hell is there to review? It could be done in 4 seconds. Let’s see, ‘#WashingtonRedskins ’ - that’s racist. OK, next.” Just get rid of it. You’ve caused enough hurt w/ your stubbornness. https://t.co/Fr4cEDMieO
Impossible to read the statement by Dan Snyder and the football team he owns and not anticipate a name change. That seems inevitable now. Money talks; $700M and possible exclusion from a new DC Stadium location screams. Too much $ and pressure. Times, they are a changin'
Gaslighting alert: hoping Dan Snyder and the sports media don’t erase Suzan Shown Harjo who has linked this issue with the plight in Indian Country for decades. If the name is changed, Harjo should flip the coin before the first game.
Gaslighting alert: hoping Dan Snyder and the sports media don’t erase the tablings, the church panels, the small pickets that have fought to change the name for years.
How much money have @FedEx
donated to Native American tribes over the years while they got rich off of the @Redskins
Dan Snyder has given tons.
But, by all means, everybody dunk on the team and Snyder.
If Roger Goodell had any David Stern in him he would have Donald Sterlinged Dan Snyder by now.
Never forget that Dan Snyder said “We’ll never change the name. It’s that simple. NEVER- you can use caps” after the decades of work & protests that Native people have done while enduring racist fans & death threats to change the name.
BUM CHILLUPS, NPR CLASS PUNDIT@edsbs
Dan Snyder is just going to rename and rebrand the franchise as “the Cowboys” to get in on the merch sales
It's no surprise that only the threat of losing corporate dollars would move Dan Snyder to change the team's nickname. That said, the reason doesn't matter, the result does.
@TheBermyBie @Redskins @NFL
Hey there Bill,
Thanks for asking.
I want to say I support your love of the game, the camaraderie, the wins, the losses, the team spirit.
But if you can disconnect that from the name. Dan Snyder purchased the rights to the Warriors years ago and I worry they'll keep the image.
If Dan Snyder wanted to stick it to the left, while giving them what they want, he should change the name to the Washington Liberty, make the colors red, white, and blue, and make the mascot the Gadsden rattler.
Also address the myth that this is a "White Liberal" created controversy, something Dan Snyder and fans were pushing to erase and silence Native people. Fans still push this today.
Or even better, ask all the alumni who played for the Washington Redskins who the indigenous people were/are in which DC stole its land from?... ask Dan Snyder what he thinks about The Marshes Trilogy and Tribal Sovereignty...
Wanna make change happen quickly? Threaten to keep money away from rich people. Dan Snyder had a change of heart because he saw his wallet losing weight.
Money talks. Dan Snyder saw Fedex and Nike already taking action. He couldn’t afford that financial loss. He still don’t wanna change that name but he will to save his pockets. Look how fast it took
NEW: Former Washington Redskins corner Fred Smoot (@Fsmoot21SeanT
) speaks with @ScottABC7
on his takeaway from the Redskins statement Friday.
"I'm torn because I represented it for so long, but I also understand."
Washington Redskins to review name: https://t.co/7ZvOjImxYh
It'll be interesting to hear the rationale for not changing it.
Actually it'll be one sentence: Dan Snyder sucks.