Now in its 18th season, satirical cartoon series South Park has always taken sharp digs at current issues in the news. Its latest target was the Washington professional football team over its team name.
Earlier today, the Washington Washington Football Team name change was made a forseeable reality when the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office found the 82-year-old logo disparaging and offensive to Native Americans.
The long battle over the name change of the NFL’s Washington Washington Football Team football team has sprung forth an interesting development. Earlier today, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled that trademarks using the team’s name have been canceled because of its offensive nature.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday (January 31) that the Washington Washington Football Team team name is supported by Native Americans. Goodell later said during his time at the podium that the controversial name should be seen as a noble gesture.
If the Washington Washington Football Team and Robert Griffin III had a 1985 DeLorean in their possession, they’d most likely try to start the 2013-2014 NFL season over again.
Calling a team the Washington Football Team” is offensive to Native Americans, period. President Barack Obama seems to agree after noting in a recent interview that the Washington Washington Football Team should think about changing their name when considering how many people are offended by its use.
Rob Parker will not be asked back to ESPN. The sports network announced today that the commentator— who questioned Washington Washington Football Team quarterback Robert Griffin III’s “blackness” because he’s in an interracial relationship—will not have his contract renewed.