In what appears to be a weekly event, Cris Collinsworth managed to upset some people at the end of NBC’s Sunday Night that aired last night’s football coverage, a game that saw the Washington Football team take the NFC East and a seat in won the NFL playoffs with a win over the Philadelphia Eagles

Just as the two teams were leaving the field in what can only be described as the absolute embarrassment of a football game, Collinsworth was using Washington’s old team name, the Redskins, and social media went crazy for him while some defended his use of the name brought him the vast majority of the posts we saw on the task of using the old name, a name Collinsworth himself once said was having difficulty using

Founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves and now known as the Washington Football Team, the franchise company founded in 1933, changed the team name to Redskins in 1933 and moved to the country’s capital ahead of the 1937 NFL season

For decades, people protested the use of the Redskins name, calling it an offensive racial slur against the Native American people, while supporters claimed the name should show respect

Current team owner Dan Snyder, who took control of the franchise in 1999, vowed he would never change the name but eventually announced it last summer when corporate sponsors like FedEx, Nike and PepsiCo showed their respective support for the Franchises expressed change

With the Redskins name debate surrounding the Washington Football team for decades, it stands to reason that Cris Collinsworth would have voiced his opinion on the matter at one point or another, and in fact on an episode of Showtime’s Inside the NFL in 2013 , a show he was involved in for a quarter of a century

Had requested a Sunday night game between Washington and the Chicago Bears prior to that particular episode of Inside the NFL, Collinsworth said that while he actually believed the Redskins name was created by the franchise in honor of Native Americans, he felt just don’t feel right anymore to say it (h / t Washington Post)

“I have to admit, when I saw the game on Sunday night and said the word Redskins, red skin came out in my brain and there was something about it that just didn’t feel right

“I have a feeling that if it were the Blackskins, the Brownskins, the name would have been changed”


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At the end of the NBC broadcast on Sunday night (and maybe even before) in which the Washington Football team defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, Cris Collinsworth let the Redskins’ name fly, but quickly said, “Sorry” At this point, Al Michaels came back with, “We were good guys most of the night. Of course, Twitter exploded.”

@indianz @IndianCountry @blackhorse_a @RepDebHaaland @RepDavids @ NCAI1944 @genebraverock @jfkeelerShame on you, @CollinsworthPFF for using the R-Skins in the TV pictureTwittercom / DPEkKOhhOA

Cris Collinsworth, who said “Redskins”, took all the joy out of me as a Washington fan, I’m literally shaking right now

As mentioned before, there were some people who fully supported Cris Collinsworth and said Redskins to describe the Washington Football team

And the Washington Redskins are making the playoffs !! @CollinsworthPFF and Al Michaels thank you for saying Redskins tonight !! I’m a proud & Skins fan, they will ALWAYS be Redskins for their loyal die-hard fans !! #HTTR

The only thing that makes me happy to see this game is that Cris Collinsworth said “Redskins” after the game ended

Saying @CollinsworthPFF that the Washington Redskins are 2020 NFC East champions is the highlight of my last year #for good

The Washington Football Team will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday night in the wildcard round and is one of two games to air on NBC this weekend. As of this writing, it is not yet known whether Cris Collinsworth will be for that game or not the Cleveland Browns-Pittsburgh Steelers matchup will be at the booth on Sunday night

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