It seems that the front office of the Washington Redskins will never get it. After being called out by Sen. Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) for not changing the team’s name, the Redskins launched #RedskinsPride hashtag on Twitter which backfired tremendously.
So instead of letting everything calm down, team president Bruce Allen felt like he had to make a statement. For some strange reason, Allen feels like he has the support of their fans in regards to the Redskins’ name.
“The social media is the way people get information now, and our fans have spoken very loudly in support of what we’ve been doing,” Allen said in a phone interview Monday. “We got a very good response from our fans.
“Thousands of our fans responded, including hundreds of Native Americans, saying we are their favorite team. I do think that’s the message we’ve been hearing.”
Allen can’t be reading some of the stuff I read because I saw no support whatsoever about this issue. This is obviously a dark cloud that is going to be sitting over this organization for a long time.