This post has been updated, because the Internet is nowhere done playing with this meme.
The U.S. Patent Office announced Wednesday that it is canceling the trademark for the Washington Redskins, the D.C. football team that has faced much backlash for their team name recently. The ruling from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board notes, "Based on the evidence properly before us, these registrations must be cancelled because they were disparaging to Native Americans at the respective times they were registered." The office has made a similar rulings in the '90s, which was reversed by the U.S District Court for the District of Columbia on a technicality. The team is sure to appeal the decision again.
In response to the decision, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who has been heavily critical of the team name, said of the team owner, Dan Snyder, “It’s just a matter of time before he’s forced to do the right thing and change the name."
If that time comes, Twitter has some suggestions.
For your consideration. pic.twitter.com/FAQMWBtKJ9— Drunk Predator Drone (@drunkenpredator) June 18, 2014
The Washington Senators... a team that would just take a delay-of- game penalty every snap. #newredskinsname— Rex Nutting (@RexNutting) June 18, 2014
Washington Benghazis #NewRedskinsName— T.C. (@LaughingStoic) June 18, 2014
Why not the Washington Reagans? You only need to change a few letters and whiten up the mascot some.— daveweigel (@daveweigel) June 18, 2014
#NewRedskinsName The Washington Sports Team— refinery29 (@Refinery29) June 18, 2014
Washington House of Cards Season 2 Was Just Okay #NewRedskinsName— Dan Treadway (@Dan_Treadway) June 18, 2014
Washington ████████.— PaulBlumenthal (@PaulBlu) June 18, 2014
The Washington Georges— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) June 18, 2014
How about Washington Potato Skins because I only watch/eat them when there are no other football/food options to choose from.— Alex Forkner (@AlexFork3) June 18, 2014
Changing Redskins to "Washington Department of Football" respects the team's tradition of being forced to do the right thing by government.— Arthur Delaney (@ArthurDelaneyHP) June 18, 2014
@TheFix Washington Redtapes— JennyFútbol (@JennyBaseballl) June 18, 2014
The Washington Think Tanks— AdamSerwer (@AdamSerwer) June 18, 2014
@TheFix how about the Washington SuperPACs— Craig Johnson (@HonCraigJohnson) June 18, 2014
@TheFix the Washington No Comments— AZ Redskins (@AZ_Redskins) June 18, 2014
@TheFix How can they not change the name to the Washington Gridlock?— Austan Goolsbee (@Austan_Goolsbee) June 18, 2014
#NewRedskinsName The Washington Nickelbacks. Because what’s a hashtag game without slamming Nickelback?— Fingers Malloy (@FingersMalloy) June 18, 2014
@TheFix The Washington IS HILLARY RUNNING?!?!— Brendan Shea (@BeeShea) June 18, 2014
@TheFix How about the "Washington Insiders"?— Cortnye Stone (@cortnye_stone) June 18, 2014