The Redskins obviously thought this was going to work in their favor, but their social media stunt backfired in a huge way. Maybe they should have researched what happened with the NYPD and R. Kelly before they put out a call and response on Twitter.
Yesterday afternoon, the team asked Twitter users to tweet Senator Harry Reid, who has been against the name Redskins, their #redskinspride. Well they got anything but that.
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) May 29, 2014
And so people answered:
— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) May 29, 2014
— Jeb Lund (@Mobute) May 29, 2014
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) May 29, 2014
But there are those who support the team’s name and hate the senator:
— Michael Lupacchino (@lupacchinom) May 29, 2014
— Robin & Tom Dyer (@RobinTomLvSkins) May 29, 2014
— William Hutchings (@whutch34) May 29, 2014
I’m quite sure Redskins owner Dan Snyder slapped his forehead a few times last night. I wonder if there’s a social media job opening over at the Redskins now?