You can't make it up. You really can't.
Yes, this is a real thing that happened. The Washington "Commanders" polled their fans to see what mascot they wanted:
And this is what they got.
Never mind that the Native American son of man who designed the old Redskins logo said the logo wasn't offensive. In fact, the logo is a likeness of Chief John "Two-Guns" White Calf of the Montana tribe.
Never mind that the Blackfeet tribe had a deep connection to the team, and that many in the tribe felt a deep sense of honor to have representation on the national stage through sports.
Nope, the only way to truly stop racism is to [checks notes] erase all mention and symbolism of Native Americans from society and replace them with cartoon pigs.
It amazes me that these woke companies and franchises spend all this money on huge redesigns and PR campaigns because they think they are being more moral.
There's one more intersectional twist in this clown-world story.
If you didn't know, a black man named Zema Williams, or "Chief Zee," was the unofficial mascot of the Redskins for decades. Chief Zee picked cotton in his youth as a sharecropper, then was drafted into the military before becoming a car salesman in the DC area.
Zee, who died in 2016, was a black man who symbolized overcoming racism and oppression to live the American dream, and he did it while dressed in the battle regalia of Native American warriors, wearing a logo designed by a proud member of the Blackfeet tribe.
And they replaced all that... with a generic name and a pig.
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!
See, some believe the pig is actually a nod to the legendary offensive line called "The Hogs" that Washington had in the '80s, winning them two Super Bowl titles.
Some former "Hogs" themselves seem to think so as well.