The Washington Redskins cannot even seem to be able to buy good PR lately, quite literally in a case we have seen today.
Redskins Failing Again
This week's edition of Redskins being made to look like imbeciles comes from a Californian Native American tribe which is accusing the Redskins of offering them a bribe after refusing to allow the team to fund the building of a Skate Park.
The Fort Yuma Quechan Tribe in Winterhaven spoke to Indian Country Media Network and said that they were approached by the Redskins who offered to pay for the skate park which the tribe had been planning to create for a long time.
But tribal leaders became skeptical of the team’s motives during the meeting with a delegation from the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation, the charity Dan Snyder and co. set up to show that they're really not racist.
"We respectfully listened to their presentation," said Kenrick Escalanti, President of Kwatsan Media Inc. "But when Gary Edwards referred to himself as a 'redskin' in front of our Nation’s officials, I knew that their visit had ulterior motives."
The Redskins showed absolutely no subtlety in their proposal for the skate park, as we have come to expect from them over the past few months. The designs of the park had a colour scheme of burgundy and gold - the team's colours.
The Quechan dismissed the plans immediately, citing that they didn't just want to be a statistic in the Redskins' fight to make it look like Native American's are accepting of the name.
"We’re stronger than that and we know bribe money when we see it," Escalanti emphatically resounded.
"The Washington Redskins franchise is trying to buy tribal support by handing out iPads and blank checks," he added.
"We don’t need hush money, we need the franchise to respect that the majority of Native America is against the racial slur they use as a team name."
So the Washington Football team have put their foot in their mouths yet again in their attempt to keep the nickname everyone else in America and the rest of the world thinks they should lose.