Fans React to Washington Football Team Banning Native American Headdress, Face Paint

The Washington Football Team continues to distance itself from their former nickname. The Washington Football is banning fans from wearing Native American headdresses and face paint at home games for the upcoming season. WFT made its announcement on Wednesday by sending out e-mails to fans.



“We are excited to welcome everyone back wearing their Burgundy & Gold,” its statement began.

“However, Native American inspired ceremonial headdresses or face paint may no longer be worn into the stadium.”

“We will choose an identity that unequivocally departs from any use of or approximate linkage to Native American imagery,” confirmed President Jason Wright in a statement on the matter.

“As I have said many times before, our new identity should unite us. It should bring us together the way this team comes together on the football field and the way we have seen our Fans come together and proudly support our Team and our DMV community.”

On social media, there was a mixed reaction to the latest decision:

Up to now, there are have been no further updates on a name change after Washington dropped the “Redskins” moniker in 2020, but one is expected ahead of their 2022 season.

No chance it’s going to be the Washington Face Painters…

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