The Washington Commanders NFL franchise has been purchased by a new ownership group who are in talks to change the team’s name once again. Now, a Native American group has threatened a boycott if the team does not return to its Washington Redskins moniker, which the organization rose to national fame under.
In a post on Twitter, the Native American Guardians Association shared a letter that they sent to Washington Commander’s ownership, demanding that the Redskins name be restored. The letter was penned by President Eunice Davidson who is “Formally Requesting The Team Revitalize it’s Relationship With The American Indian Community & Rightfully Change Their Name Back to ‘The Redskins.’”
Davidson explained that cancel culture runs in direct contrast to the Constitution and its amendments and that is the reason that NAGA is fighting against the removal of the Redskins name. She wrote, “This is not a partisan issue; it reaches across the political spectrum dating back to our Founding Fathers. The Native American Guardian’s Association (NAGA) stands up for and is not only fighting back to preserve key elements of American History and the 1st and 14th Amendment, NAGA is fighting for the civil liberties of EVERY American.”
Davidson continues, saying, “Americans see they are losing their rights because of a vicious cancel culture that shows little care for their concerns or civil liberties; It is time to support leaders, brands and organizations who will stand with EVERY AMERICAN, rather than fighting against them.”
The official request comes partway through the letter, where Davidson wrote, “At this moment in history, we are formally requesting that the team revitalize its relationship with the American Indian community by (I) changing the name back to ‘The Redskins” which recognizes America’s original inhabitants and (ii) using the team’s historic name and legacy to encourage Americans to learn about, not cancel, the history of America’s tribes and our role in the founding of this Great Nation.”
The Washington Redskins name was changed under the team’s last ownership group. With an initial change to the Washington Football team and then finally the Commanders, fans of teams across the league were dismayed to see one of the NFL’s most iconic teams cower to cancel culture.
As of the writing of the letter, the group has garnered over 55,000 signatures from people calling for a reversal on the cowardly name change of the team formerly known as the Washington Redskins. Then, in epic fashion, Davidson explains that should the team not comply, they will be subject to a bud light style boycott, something that no business is capable of withstanding.
Davidson said, “Should we need to encourage a national boycott similar to what happened to Anheuser Busch (Bud Light) which is now down $27 Billion (note, not one brick thrown, not one highway blocked, not one building burned) – WE WILL DO JUST THAT!”
🚨BREAKING: Native American Guardian’s Association Founder & President Eunice Davidson Sent a Demand Letter Today to Washington "Commanders" Ownership & Key Leadership Formally Requesting The Team Revitalize it's Relationship With The American Indian Community & Rightfully Change… pic.twitter.com/cpau4hVq6H
— Native American Guardians Association (@GuardiansNative) August 7, 2023