The Brief: These memes poke fun of the Washington Football Team's new name: "the Washington Football Team."
Social media users are mocking the Washington Football Team’s recent name change via memes and commentary about the name itself and the controversy around it. The topic started trending on Twitter soon after the name was announced.
Me refreshing Twitter every 0.2 seconds hoping to find out more about Dan Snyder and the Redskins… pic.twitter.com/7Tq7HZmIn8
— Rachel ✭ (@rachelcowboys) July 16, 2020
It begins here… pic.twitter.com/CHCCZ64W81
— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) July 23, 2020
The NFL team based in Washington, D.C. has fumbled over its name for years. After an increase in outside pressure to change the team name from a racial slur, the team decided to retire the name “Washington Redskins.” Until they select a new name, they will be called the Washington Football Team. Uniforms and helmets for the 2020 season will be changed to remove the former logo and name, replacing it with text that reads Washington Football Team. Fans will be able to buy merch with this interim team name on it.
‘Washington Football Team’ Memes
Although this new name is only temporary, people are expressing their opinions about it on social media, using memes to compare it to other unoriginal names.
the washington football team’s new uniforms: pic.twitter.com/EBcnwUnoab
— adam 💫💫💫 (@TrillTaysom) July 23, 2020
Many people have compared the Washington Football Team’s new name to the “Greendale Human Being” mascot from Community.
I'm digging this new Washington Football Team mascot pic.twitter.com/Gn0YNRrkqF
— Rob (@robrousseau) July 23, 2020
Other Washington Football Team memes suggest alternate names…
I propose this be the new Washington Football Team name pic.twitter.com/LNL3wc3uGl
— Andrew (@Tashville401) July 23, 2020
The Washington Football Team’s name harkens back to Rob Lowe’s generic “NFL” hat.
The Washington Football Team biggest fan pic.twitter.com/HFq1dKuAOE
— Tra Andrews (@TraAndrews16) July 23, 2020
ESPN: The Washington Redskins are going to be known as the… Washington Football Team until a new name is officially adopted. pic.twitter.com/tU1lto74AD
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) July 23, 2020
I will be roasting the ‘Washington Football Team’ until further notice pic.twitter.com/wR39VNkfMs
— Cameron Magruder (@ScooterMagruder) July 23, 2020
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— Late Night Adjacent Show With Woman (@FullFrontalSamB) July 23, 2020
Washington Football Team is my favorite thing to come out of 2020.
I'm going to think about it while eating an edible food product and working on my electronic computer machine.
— Jessica (Fletcher) O’Donnell (@heckyessica) July 23, 2020
BREAKING: The Washington Football Team is pleased to unveil its new beer partnership for the 2020 season: Beer.
"Beer. When you need a beer, choose Beer." pic.twitter.com/IWAXi1gRqy
— John Buhl (@jbuhl35) July 23, 2020
Can’t wait to see the Washington Football Team led by their Star Football Player pic.twitter.com/RW3qGXsmeC
— Tyler Mills🧢🤘🏻 (@tylermills151) July 23, 2020
If the Washington Football Team was a shoe pic.twitter.com/84VqfppcqC
— Jah💥 (@LookatCurryMan_) July 23, 2020
“What’s your favorite football team?”
“Oh you know, The Washington”
— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) July 23, 2020