It was only a matter of time before the Washington Redskins craved to the political correctness mob.
The NFL as a whole has already endorsed Black Lives Matter and now encourages kneeling during the anthem.
And now the Washington Redskins are officially no more.
Instead, the team will go by the completely uncreative name of “The Washington Football Team.”
Here’s the details on the story from Fox News:
The Washington NFL franchise is one step closer to forming a new identity after retiring its former name and logo earlier this month, announcing on Thursday that it will now go by the “Washington Football Team.”
The name will serve as a placeholder until the franchise can decide on an official team name but the classic gold and burgundy color scheme will remain the same, according to an ESPN report.
The logo on the helmets will be replaced by player numbers as the team relies on the community and its players to pick a more permanent solution.
Terry Bateman was hired Monday as executive vice president and chief marketing officer to oversee the name change and re-branding process.
For now, fans will be able to purchase Washington Football Team merchandise as the franchise attempts to remove all traces of its former logo from physical and digital spaces by the season-opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sept. 13, ESPN reported.
The franchise that began in Boston in 1932 had the name Redskins since 1933.
Trouble for Washington began when the team faced mounting pressure to retire its former name and logo over the negative connotations associated with the symbol. Shortly after majority owner Dan Snyder announced the name change, a bombshell Washington Post report was dropped that detailed several sexual harassment allegations leveled by 15 former female employees against the organization.
You can watch Coach Ron Rivera explain the ridiculous process right here:
It's sad to see a team from one of the formerly most pro-American organizations cave in to the liberal masses.
Changing the name from the Redskins will only energize the political correctness mob to go after anything they deem offensive.
Check out Ben Shapiro's podcast where he comments on the idiocy of the name change:
Also take a look at some of the reactions on Twitter: