Washington Redskins Urge Fans to Troll Sen. Reid on Twitter

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_bb004cd95c.jpgUS Congress (WASHINGTON) -- The Washington Redskins’ battle with Sen. Harry Reid isn’t over.

In a Twitter message Thursday, the NFL team urged fans to tweet at the Democratic senator from Nevada -- who’s been pushing for the Redskins to change their name -- as a way to show their “Redskins pride.”

 

Last week, half of the U.S. Senate, including Reid, called on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to force the team to change its name. The Redskins responded in a letter, posted online, claiming the team’s name “carries a deep and purposeful meaning” and is in support of Native Americans.

Fans’ feelings are mixed. Some people support the name change while others want to keep the Redskins name.

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