Washington Redskins Urge Fans to Troll Senator Harry Reid on Twitter

PHOTO: A Washington Redskins flag on the field before the game against the Detroit Lions at FedExField in this Sept. 22, 2013, file photo in Landover, Maryland.

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.”

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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:

Some people want to keep the Redskins name:

But mostly, people think this hashtag is a bad idea:

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