The Washington Redskins have released a statement in response to Tuesday’s ruling by the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board that it’s cancelled, pending appeal from the team, the Redskins six federal trademarks, due to the team’s “disparaging” name.
“The writing is on the wall” for the Washington Redskins to change their name, said U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, in response to the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board cancelling six federal trademarks held by the team.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he won’t attend a Washington Redskins home game until the football team changes its name.
John Oliver openly criticized Daniel Snyder for his refusal to change the name of the Washington Redskins on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” Sunday evening.
A major sector of the United Church of Christ is calling for a boycott of the Washington Redskins until the team changes its name.
The song behind the anti-Redskins ad set to air nationally during the NBA Finals, ironically, was written by a diehard Redskins fan.
A minute-long ‘Change the Mascot’ advertisement is scheduled to air, in seven major television markets, during halftime of Game 3 of the NBA Finals Tuesday night.
Oneida Indian Nation lumped praise on “legendary member of the Washington, D.C. NFL team” Tre Johnson for taking a public stance against the Redskins name.
Pierre Garcon told Lavar and Dukes he “probably wouldn’t play” for a team if that team’s name was offensive to him “or somebody I know.” It’s probably safe to say he doesn’t know anyone offended by the name ‘Redskins.’
Peter King, who made the editorial decision last fall to cease use of the name ‘Redskins’ on his Sports Illustrated website, says the issue is not going to go away: “There’s gonna be a story in the media once a month, forever.”