WASHINGTON — Chris Rock has long held the name ‘Redskins’ is racist, saying so in a standup routine (NSFW: Language) for his first comedy album in 1991, but the comedian reiterated that belief during Thursday Night Football’s Redskins-Giants game, with one key addition.
I don't know what's more racist . There logo or there treatment of RG3 pic.twitter.com/aI2zoSHow0— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) September 25, 2015
Rock then issued a correction to his previous tweet.
Their . pic.twitter.com/h94rljBC4n— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) September 25, 2015
He also later walked back his comment about the team being racist for its treatment of Robert Griffin III.
@RaiderACE562 okay maybe racist is an overstatement but just cut the guy why humiliate the guy.— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) September 25, 2015
It was a rough night for the Washington Redskins. Thanks to Dan Steinberg for sharing.