Redskins Try To Troll Harry Reid on Twitter, Have It Backfire Predictably

By Ty Duffy

Senate majority leader Harry Reid has been a vocal proponent of the NFL team in Washington changing its racist nickname.

"“Dan Snyder, he’s got a great new deal,” Reid said in a phone conversation. “He’s going to throw a few blankets to the Indians and get a tax deduction for it. I can’t imagine why the man doesn’t realize that the name is going to change. It’s only a question of when it’s going to change. That’s the only question.”"

The team urged fans to tweet at the Senator, expressing their #RedskinsPride. Whatever #RedskinsPride that may have existed was predictably drowned out by Twitter denizens going on the warpath. Twitter remains the most not racist place on this earth.

Ted Nugent, perhaps, would have weighed in but…it’s bear season.

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