The Washington Redskins’ battle with Senator Harry Reid isn’t over.
In a Twitter message today, the NFL team urged fans to tweet at the Nevada senator -- who’s been pushing for the Redskins to change their name -- as a way to show their “Redskins pride.”
Last week, half of the U.S. Senate, including Reid, called on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to force the team to change its name. The Redskins responded in a letter, posted online, claiming the team’s name “carries a deep and purposeful meaning” and is in support of Native Americans.
Fans’ feelings are mixed. Some people support the name change:
@Redskins the team needs to changes its name already and get its fans out of this embarrassing quagmire. I'd like to talk football again.— Newman, Ted (@deuce4922) May 29, 2014
Some people want to keep the Redskins name:
But mostly, people think this hashtag is a bad idea: