STRUGGLE SESSION: Washington NFL franchise pressures Twitter account dedicated to Redskins to change name

"Don't do it. Screw their woke spineless overlords."

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Katie Daviscourt Seattle WA
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The NFL's Washington Commanders is reportedly pressuring a Twitter account to change its name that caused quite the stir across social media on Tuesday. 

The Washington Commanders reportedly sent a direct message to a Twitter account dedicated to their former team name, the Washington Redskins, requesting them to add the words "fan" or "unofficial" to the name in order for fans not to be confused whether it's an official team account, according to the WTRF.

"We love your enthusiasm for our team history on your account and all the throwback highlights you've been churning out -- really awesome stuff and the fans have been loving it!," said the Washington Commanders.

"We wanted to reach out, though, to ask you to add something to your Twitter name so it doesn't appear solely as 'Washington Redskins'--i.e. adding 'unofficial' or 'fan' -- in order to avoid fans thinking your account is an official account of ours. If you'd rather talk about this further offline, we're happy to as well. Just let us know where and how we can reach you," they requested.

The Washington Commanders changed their team name from the Washington Redskins last year after succumbing to pressure from the racial justice mob.

The account, @WashRedskinsNFL, which is dedicated to posting team highlights, reportedly uploaded a screenshot of the message they had received from the Commanders to Twitter on Tuesday, asking for advice.



"Hey guys the @Commanders want me to change my name. What do you think?" they wrote.



The replies were flooded with people demanding the account not change its name and telling the Commanders to go "kick rocks."

"That is a very polite veiled threat. Not yet belligerent but certainly setting it up so they can be. Don't change a thing," former Capitol Hill chief of staff Jim Pfaff said.



"Hell no. They changed their name to pander to wokeness. That doesn't mean you need to," another user chimed in.



"They’ve chosen to not be called the Washington Redskins, so why do they think anyone would be confused. Yet they are acknowledging their appreciation for your throwback clips, but not the throwback name," another said.

"Don't do it. Screw their woke spineless overlords," journalist Heather Mullins said.



Other users offered the account advice, which included requesting an inordinate amount of money from the Commanders as an incentive for the name change.

"They didn't offer a monetary incentive? Rude."



"Ask them how much $$$$ is involved in your changing the name. If their image and brand is so important to them that they changed their name and spent millions to do so with branding and marketing. It is worth at least 7 figures for you to change yours. Right?" another wrote.



The pinned Tweet on the account's page features a petition calling on the Commanders to change the team name back to the Washington Redskins.

The Commanders request seemingly failed on Tuesday when the account concluded the thread with a video clip of a thumbs down and writing, "I’m a man of the people."



Washington was the first team in North American sports to change their name due to concerns surrounding Native American imagery. The Cleveland Indians soon followed, changing their name to the Guardians.
 
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