The Washington Football Team still has not come up with a new moniker, but they are taking the step to ban Native American gear from their shithole stadium down there in Landover.
The Washington Football Team, which dropped its controversial name a year ago, has banned Native American garb from its stadium.
Washington has banned fans from wearing Native American headdresses or face paint to games at FedEx Field this season, the team announced Wednesday.
Serious question –
When is the last time you saw a Washington fan wearing some kind of Native American gear? When is the last time you’ve seen a Washington fan at all?
Maybe I’m out of the loop, but WFT fans are kind of like us. They put the jersey over the hoodie and pair it with jeans that are a size too big. They are a quintessential mid-Atlantic/Northeastern type of fan base.
There is, however, a portion of WFT fans who did the “hog” thing, which was an homage to the offensive line from the 1980s. They showed up with the pig snouts and outrageous outfits, but I’m not sure if that is still taking place. Might have to venture down to the D.C. suburbs to check it out.
Anyway, other teams have taken steps to end cultural appropriation in their stadiums. Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Blackhawks, Atlanta Braves, etc. They aren’t changing their names, but they’ve tried to be more sensitive to the Native American thing, especially in the wake of the social justice wave that swept across the country last summer.