Washington Football Team Will Not Be the Warriors Because "Context Matters"

By Hannah Claire Brimelow

The Washington Football Team will not become the Warriors despite fans’ speculations.

Team President Jason Wright issued a statement Monday saying:

“I want to address a name that has emerged amongst our fanbase, “Warriors.” One might look at this name as a natural, and even harmless transition considering that it does not necessarily or specifically carry a negative connotation. But as we learned through our research and engagement with various groups, ‘context matters’ and that makes it a ‘slippery slope.’ Feedback from across communities we engaged clearly revealed deep-seated discomfort around Warriors, with the clear acknowledgment that it too closely aligns with Native American themes.”

Wright emphasized the organizations decision to “prioritize the views of those who have been hurt by our historical use of Native American language, iconography and imagery” during the rebranding.

The team was known as the Washington Redskins for over 80 years.

Owner Dan Synder infamously told USA Today in 2013 “We’ll never change the name. It’s that simple. NEVER — you can use caps.”

Then, in the summer of 2020, after George Floyd’s death and the cross-country riots that followed, the slow-boiling debate regarding the football team’s name sudden took on a new life.

On July 1 of last year, “investors worth over $620 billion sent letters to Nike, Pepsi and FedEx calling for the end of their sponsorships of the team,” says Sporting News. Days later “FedEx, which holds naming rights to the franchise’s stadium, formally [asked] the Redskins to change their name. Nike, meanwhile, [pulled] Washington gear from its website.”

This was the first time in the name’s controversial history that financial threats had been used against the team. Under this pressure, the team agreed to review its name.

Tomorrow, July 13, marks the one-year anniversary of the team’s announcement that it would discontinue the use of the moniker Redskins as well as any images or logos associated with that brand.

At the start of July 2021,  WUSA9 reported that “the NFL [would] fined the Washington Football Team $10 million” and that Synder would be “stepping away from day-to-day operations for several months after an independent investigation found the organization’s workplace ‘highly unprofessional,’ especially for women.”

The team’s current leadership has not indicated what the new name and mascot might be. They will maintain their historic colors, burgundy and gold. An announcement regarding the team’s rebranding is expected to come in early 2022.

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20 responses to “Washington Football Team Will Not Be the Warriors Because “Context Matters””

  1. DevilMayRage says:

    Investors worth $620 billion?
    How many are Jewish?
    How often is that group represented in such shakedowns?

    Lets stop pretending……this is where the problem is at.
    No one wants to be labeled anti-Semitic but there is a reason for that…that narrative is controlled by the same group as those in these shakedowns. These individuals are tribalistic and think every other race and denomination is beneath them.

    This discussion needs to be brought to the forefront because if you follow the $$$ it always leads back to this group. Do the research and you will see for yourself. This of course is not every Jewish individual but the ones that are in power and with $$$ are driven by this mindset and it is killing freedom.

  2. on7x says:

    I guess the Golden State Warriors will have to rename themselves then…le sigh.

  3. zck2020 says:

    The team president sounds like a complete pushover.

  4. Wolv256 says:

    Just rename them “Daniel Snyder’s Redskins”

  5. Ixzaran says:

    This is good. Let’s make sure the progressive left finally gets rid of any mention of native Americans in a positive light from all history they way they have wanted to.

  6. Cat_R_Pillar says:

    Washington Sell Outs, Washington Shills, Washington Oppressors…

  7. Wolv256 says:

    Everyone says bad things about him and he’s probably as bad as they say, but gotta give it up to Daniel Snyder for sticking to his guns.

  8. Schotzy says:

    They will forever be known, to me, as the Washington weasels!

    You gave up on the fans that voted to keep the name red skins, and bowed to this insane pressure. Given a chance to stand or kneel, they chose to kneel.

  9. Gyonkarlo says:

    They don’t want to name them Warriors because that would make it look like the Native Americans had agency and actually fought back; the one thing victims are not allowed to do, so the Citrus Lord himself Don Lemon tells me.

  10. Hangca42 says:

    Washington Kneelers or The Rainbow Ape Dildos

  11. Random_Chance says:

    Should we just call them the Washington Democrats? In fact, we should name all sports teams the same thing because equity.

  12. biglorenzi says:

    Hell, they don’t even need to alliterate the name. They should call themselves the Washington Sociopaths and just point to the people in the capitol as for why they are named the way they are

  13. Michael_Ashcroft says:

    Washington football team will not actually play football this year, because, after all, context matters.

  14. Michael_Ashcroft says:

    Washington football team will not actually play football this year, because of after all, context matters.

  15. Michael_Ashcroft says:

    Washington Wankers?
    Oh, but then all the wankers will complain.
    Especially the 6 year old ones, apparently.

  16. CrispyBacon says:

    Just make them the Washington Wussies and their helmets can look like the pink pussy hat.

  17. Tlino says:

    Washington War Criminals

    If they want a all inclusive name that represents Washington DC.

  18. A.J. says:

    The mascot can be that rainbow butt monkey with the dildo from Tim’s tweet earlier…

  19. A.J. says:

    I think the Washington Wokologist has a nice ring to it.

  20. Dff9631 says:

    Why not name them the rioters/mostly peaceful protesters.

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