The Washington Redskins lost to the Houston Texans 6‑17 Sunday afternoon, but you won’t read that headline in the New York Daily News, which has not only abolished the “R-word” from all sections of the paper but redesigned the team’s logo to remove any offensive iconography.
There were even a few small protests outside the stadium urging a team name change.
It seems Twitter is getting used to the idea, with some opting for alternatives such as “the Washington professional football team.”
Jeez redskins same old couldn't get any points huh
— Life Of Paul (@eGoTheIcoN) September 7, 2014
@eGoTheIcoN *Washington Professional Football Team. Don't be racist.
— michaelgp (@mgrantporter) September 7, 2014
The Washington professional football team looked horrific. Plus JJ Watt is fucking animal
— B.williams (@b_eternal757) September 7, 2014
Falcons win. Washington pro football team loses. I'm good with these results.
— JustCakz (@_MsHoliday) September 7, 2014
Haha Chad Henne
Haha Washington NFL Team
— Blast HamCleaver (@PoarchDaniel) September 7, 2014
If #WashingtonTeam changed their name, they'd still suck, but they'd look a Hell of a lot classier doing it.
— John Griffin (@GriffinJohnD) September 7, 2014
At least I am not a fan of the Washington NFL team.
— David West (@davidwest62) September 7, 2014
Ayo @DeezNuts… How bout that Washington Football Team?
— The Moor U Know (@Chalky_Green) September 7, 2014
Washington professional football team. 0-1.
— Matt Cooper (@mkc2k) September 7, 2014
The "Team in Washington" sucks.
— Matthew (@ThePackAttack18) September 7, 2014
LOL at the Washington professional gridiron team.
— Travis Clark (@travismclark) September 7, 2014
@WestWingReport I think you meant "Washington Football Team"
— Mike Schlossberg (@MikeSchlossberg) September 7, 2014
I can't wait until Basketball season starts so I can ditch the Washington Professional Football team again.
— Wise Math (@wisemath) September 7, 2014
What if they just change the name to ‘The Washington Football Team?'
— Kevin Clang (@kevclang) September 7, 2014
You can't even call them "Washington Football Team"…that isn't accurate
— Ed Demaria (@Eddie_Dynamite) September 7, 2014
WHY IS THE WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM SO BAD
— Yogin Kothari (@yoyogin) September 7, 2014
washington now has a new name
there are now the Washington Bad Football Team
— 320➡313 (@_Nard3) September 7, 2014
— Paul Singer (@singernews) September 7, 2014