Dan Snyder, the owner of the Washington Professional Football Team, woke Thursday (July 16) to his name trending across Twitter. The reason might be connected to a bombshell story promised by The Washington Post, prompting many on Twitter to suggest Snyder is due for a severe reckoning.
The Washington team perhaps fostered a small bit of goodwill via a drawn-out publicity stunt to call out attention to dropping the racist slur used as a nickname for the squad. This came after several vendors and sponsors cut ties with the team despite years of protests and demands from indigenous people and the like.
While the Post’s story has yet to go live as of this writing, many on Twitter are throwing out a variety of angles. One such theory is that Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is in talks to buy the team and that the story will force Synder to vacate his role as owner, clearing a path for the transition.
We’ve got some of the reactions listed below.
Bezos wants to buy the team. Washington Post has a bombshell story that will supposedly force Dan Snyder to sell the team. Guess who just happens to own the Washington Post? Coincidence?? @Redskins— Michael Edwards (@M_Edwards_II) July 16, 2020
Dan Snyder when that Washington Post article drops pic.twitter.com/YPNr6EFKxG— Abdul Memon (@abdulamemon) July 16, 2020
Everyone waiting for that Washington Post article on Dan Snyder like pic.twitter.com/q4uIkiwi8f— Kyla (@kylaer_) July 16, 2020
Rumblings of damning report on #Redskins Owner Dan Snyder will come from @washingtonpost tomorrow. Remember, that’s the paper owned by Jeff Bezos. I’ve heard it called a coup. Play by Play voice just resigned. More drama coming in Old DC.— Chad Forbes (@NFLDraftBites) July 15, 2020
Reporters & Washington Post: “We have some vile and wicked information involving Dan Snyder”— Dennis Carpenter (@DCarp1231) July 16, 2020
People: “So tell us everything now”
Reporters & WP: pic.twitter.com/BbhMbypuXn
Dan Snyder has been a notorious scumbag for years. Rumors are the Washington Post will release a tell-all article about the team and owner.— Josh Lozano (@jawshlozano) July 16, 2020
What makes this even more juicer is that Jeff Bezos owns the Washington Post. He could be clearing an open seat for himself to own the team
Every member of the local media coming together to bury Dan Snyder tomorrow: pic.twitter.com/hBF0T3apgt— Zach (@Coach__Zach) July 16, 2020