“The Donald Sterling of the Senate” is at it again, but this time he’s got help from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced on the Senate floor today that the trademark rights for the NFL’s Washington Redskins had been canceled on grounds that the brand is “disparaging to Native Americans.”
The football organization can still use the name, but this act of tyranny means they no longer own the exclusive rights. Anyone can use the Redskins brand for financial gain. Reid released a statement on Twitter, reiterating his desire that Redskisn owner Dan Snyder be “forced” to change the team’s name.
It’s only a matter of time until Daniel Snyder is forced to do the right thing and change the name.
— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) June 18, 2014
A long-time crusader for a Washington Redskins name-change, Reid recently came under fire from…
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