The Washington Redskins continued their annual tradition of wishing their fans a Happy Thanksgiving, as most American sports teams do on this holiday:
But because of the growing controversy over the use of "Redskins" — a pejorative against Native Americans — the team faced immediate backlash on Twitter:
The team faced similar backlash when they tweeted a Thanksgiving greeting in 2014:
And in 2013.
In 2012, though, the Redskins had a game on Thanksgiving against the Dallas Cowboys, their NFC East rivals.
Lindsey Adler is a sports reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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