Thanks to a massive movement brought on by terrible injustices, there are changes taking place across America. The updating of outdated or insensitive team names and mascots is no exception.
Whether you care for the Washington Redskins as a team or not, it’s irrelevant as their name has been under criticism for decades. The root of the criticism can be traced to the offensive undertone of the word “redskin” in relation to Native Americans. Now, with a sea of changes engulfing the nation, from bringing down Confederate statues to renaming institutions, Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr of all people, shined some humor to the situation.
Via Carr’s Twitter account, the Raiders’ signal-caller offered up a new name suggestion for Washington’s football team.
— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) July 3, 2020
For those of you who might not be familiar with the reference, the Sentinels were Washington’s fictional team in the film “The Replacements.” Regardless of how you feel about Carr as the Raiders quarterback, this was quite an entertaining suggestion. Raider Nation ran with it as expected on Twitter.
The Possums. They play dead at home and get killed on the road.
— Wade Forrester (@CardinalHistory) July 3, 2020
“Over the bar, Nigel. Not under it…”
— DCRaiderFan (@dc_raider) July 3, 2020
It’ll be an interesting development to see what direction Washington’s organization decides to go in. After all, in times like these, humor is what helps us stay level-headed as people. Carr has been the subject of relentless criticism due to his religious beliefs as well as his on-field performance or lack thereof. To bring humor in what is a tense time period was refreshing even if it was for just a moment.
You May Also Like: Former Raiders Coach Goes On Pro-Trump Twitter Rant
*Top Photo: Ben Margot/Associated Press