PC culture continues to take over the NFL.
2020 was not just a blip.
And one NFL team just let down their fanbase with a politically correct decision.
The Washington Redskins bent the knee to the woke mob in 2020 by dropping the Redskins nickname despite polls showing 90 percent of Native Americans were not offended by the name.
Washington’s latest capitulation to the woke outrage mob came when team President Jason Wright delivered a one-two punch to the gut.
First, the team would not adopt the “Warriors” nickname despite it being the number one choice in a survey of season ticket holders.
Despite Native Americans taking pride in the Redskins, Wright said that in order to appease guilty white liberals, the team would completely disassociate itself with Native American imagery.
“We have 89 years of history in this league, and failing to acknowledge our past use of Native imagery in the consideration of the new name wouldn’t be mindful of the individuals and communities that were hurt by the previous name,” Wright stated.
“We’ve made significant changes in our organization and our culture, and our new name must reflect these changes.”
The Redskins also announced the team would ban fans from wearing Native American headdresses and other symbols of Native American culture at FedEx Field for the 2021 season and beyond.
This past year saw the NFL investigate the Redskins for allegations the team fostered a culture of sexual harassment as several former cheerleaders made allegations against the team.
In response, the team formulated a pivot to “woke” politics to get the corporate sports media off the team’s back and generate good publicity ahead of a push to convince the government of Virginia to build the team a new taxpayer-funded stadium.
In exchange for the multi-billion dollar project, all the team had to sacrifice was its dignity and tradition.
Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.