The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the Washington Redskins’ trademark registrations this week, stating that the team’s controversial name is offensive and disparaging to Native Americans.
Now while this doesn’t necessarily mean the Redskins have to change their name immediately, it does suggest they eventually will, unless, of course, their willing to lose out on potentially billions of dollars. Which perhaps they are, because who knows how racists think.
Anyhow, should they be looking to change their name anytime soon, twitter has a few suggestions they are more than welcome to use.
#NewRedskinsName The Washington Offensive. That way the name stays offensive and changes at the same time. Win/win for America!— Not Bill Walton (@NotBillWalton) June 18, 2014
Imagine how many jerseys the Redskins would sell if they just changed their name to the Gluten-Frees.— shauna (@goldengateblond) June 18, 2014
Might as well name the team the Washington Bootleg Merchandise. #NewRedskinsName— Jared Stern (@FunnyJared) June 18, 2014
#NewRedskinsName The Washington Foreskins (it's a cross between "Forefathers" and "Redskins")— via (@viadear) June 18, 2014
Let's change The Redskins name to The Racists, so racists understand why we had to change the name.— sean oconnor (@seanoconnz) June 18, 2014
#NewRedskinsName The Otherwise Unemployable Poli-Sci Majors— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) June 18, 2014
Possible replacements for "Redskins": Wily Swedes, Zulu Tallguys, Scottish Mouthpunchers, Chinese Kung-Fu's, Spanish Hamchoppers, Germaniacs— Matt Braunger (@Braunger) June 18, 2014
#NewRedskinsName The Washington Something That Won't Offend Somebody But No Such Thing Exists So I Guess We're Screwed Nows— NOT SportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) June 18, 2014
BREAKING: Redskins to change name to Amicable Casino Owners.— Warren Holstein (@WarrenHolstein) June 18, 2014
The I'm Nervous About Adding To Hashtags Like This's #NewRedskinsName— Dan Wilbur (@DanWilbur) June 18, 2014
#NewRedskinsName Washington White-Bread Pasty-Faced Blue-Eyed Pencil-Dicked Honkey Devil Crackers. What?— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) June 18, 2014