Are the Redskins trying to see how many times they can fail in one week? If so, they're doing a great job!
Yesterday, the Redskins' social media team made the entire organization look bad when they took to Twitter to try and entice fans to show their #RedskinsPride for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. They got a ton of responses to the hashtag. But the vast majority of them featured people telling Reid why they did not want the Redskins to keep their current team name in place. And now, it sounds like the Redskins have failed again while trying to defend the Redskins' name.
According to USA TODAY Sports, the Redskins reached out to Chairman Joseph Holley of the Battle Mountain Band of Te/Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians recently and asked the Nevada-based Native American leader to come to Washington D.C. to meet with Daniel Snyder. Essentially, it sounds like they wanted Chairman Holley to cosign the Redskins name and logo during the meeting, but they didn't want to tell him that when they requested his presence at the meeting. So he told them that he wouldn't be able to attend.
"Someone working for the team called me out of the blue to invite me to a meeting in D.C. with the team and its owners and wanted to know what I thought of the team name," he said in a statement that was just released to USA TODAY Sports. "They did not tell me what the meeting was about, what I would be doing, or who else was invited and wanted my answer in just a few hours. My answer was no. I've got responsibilities to my community and members here at home and can't be running off to D.C. at a moment's notice to meet with a football team to do who knows what."
SMH. Oh, Washington! Got any other fails stuffed up your sleeves this week? We really hope not…