Even a WWE Bad Guy Knows 'Redskins' Is Racist
Add the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) to the list of unexpected critics of Washington's NFL team.
Recently, the organization formerly known as the Lingerie Football League (these days, LFL stands for "Legends Football League") announced its Washington-based franchise would not use the name "Redskinettes" out of respect for American Indians. On Monday night, at an event in D.C., WWE wrestler "Bad News" Wade Barrett, mentioned the issue to rile the crowd while talking trash about nemesis Dolph Ziggler:
“I will humiliate Dolph Ziggler so much that he will have to change his name, just like your racist, constantly losing NFL team. Thank you very much.”
The comment drew quite a reaction from the crowd, although there was Twitter debate over whether the fans were voicing their dislike of the name or singing "Hail to the Redskins." Home viewers noted that the WWE announcers declined to use the team's name when discussing the action.
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