Washington DC’s NFL Team ‘Honored’ Navajo Code Talkers on Monday

Because Dan Snyder just won't stop.

By Jamilah King Nov 26, 2013

What do you do if your NFL franchise takes center stage on Monday Night Football? If you’re Dan Snyder, owner of Washington DC’s NFL football team, you use it another moment to troll your critics. Snyder has already steadfastly refused to concede to calls to change his team’s patently racist name. But during last night’s Monday Night Football matchup against the San Francisco 49ers, the team "honored" Navajo Code Talkers who developed and memorized a secret code based on their native languages to help American forces during World War II.

Snyder has maintained that his team’s name is not racist but, in fact, a tribute to Native Americans. This was obviously a move to try to push that point even further. But no amount of spin can change the fact that the name is downright racist. 

Watch the video over at Deadspin.