Last week half of the U.S. Senate sent letters to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell castigating the team name of the league’s Washington club as a racial slur.
On Thursday, the team sent a request to fans to tell Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D – Nev.) “to show your #RedskinsPride and tell him what the team means to you”
What happened next may have been an obvious reaction to anyone who has been following the controversy, but likely not what the Redskins were hoping for. Rather than tweeting their support, fans — and likely those who aren’t — tweeted their outrage over the name and the team’s continued commitment to keeping it.
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