Tanya Snyder, the wife of Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Commanders, addressed former players at a celebration.
At the end of Synder’s speech, she said, “Hail to the Redskins.”
The “Redskins” was the former mascot of the Washington Commanders.
Snyder received applause, and some people were surprised.
— Sam Fortier (@Sam4TR) October 23, 2022
For 90 years, the football team was known as the Washington Redskins, which is part of NFL history.
Some of the former players were part of the “Redskins” era and are part of this NFL history.
When asked for a response to the misstep, a spokesperson said, “Yes, she did, celebrating all our legends, who were here for Alumni Homecoming Weekend,”
— New York Post (@nypost) October 23, 2022
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Two things can be true at once.
Washington is a total mess, and all signs point to Dan Snyder being a bad person, but the Redskins were also a football team that once existed, and that word hasn’t been banned from human existence.
Referring to a team’s history is okay, even if the always-triggered media has deemed it ‘canceled.’