Washington Commanders: Followers rip franchise as they unveil 'embarrassing' new mascot – GIVEMESPORT
The Washington Commanders unveiled their new mascot yesterday, and it has gotten fairly the response from individuals on the web.
The Washington Commanders are nonetheless within the technique of attempting to re-establish themselves as a franchise following their determination to alter their identify from the Washington Redskins following the controversy surrounding the George Floyd homicide in 2020 and the change in tradition round sensitivity in direction of minority teams.
Having passed by the Washington Soccer Workforce for the previous two seasons, this was the primary through which they stepped out because the Commanders, together with a brand new emblem and a few tweaks to their uniform in what was a fairly important step to try to distance themselves from their historical past.
There are additional adjustments set to be within the plans as nicely, because the crew have already reportedly put plans in place to maneuver to a brand new stadium and the crew may even be in line for a new owner following feedback made by present proprietor Daniel Snyder.
However their future and their previous have now change into intertwined with the disclosing of their new mascot… Main Tuddy.
Washington Commanders make a pigs ear of proceedings?
Some mascots are very straightforward to make work, the Miami Dolphins have a Dolphin known as T.D, the Baltimore Ravens have Edgar, Allan and Poe after the well-known Baltimore native, and the Chicago Bears have a bear known as Staley after their unique identify the Decatuer Staleys (named after meals firm A.E Staley who sponsored the crew).
Some mascots want a little bit of a attain, for example with the New Orelans Saints have Gumbo who’s a Saint Bernard canine and the Pittsburgh Steelers have Steely McBeam a metal employee, however the Commanders have made presumably the largest attain away from their identify with the introduction of Main Tuddy, though while the identify may be bizarre, the historical past behind his creation is considerably attention-grabbing, as they defined of their launch video.
Video: Washington Commanders announce Main Tuddy:
Evidently, there have been loads of followers on-line who had been prepared and ready to provide their feedback on proceedings and so they couldn’t assist however be left cracking up once they noticed it, with some commenting that it’s an indication of simply how far the franchise has fallen:
Maybe it was factor that he was launched on the finish of the season, as now many of the warmth will die down as he spends the following few months in relative obscurity, and hopefully we’ll all overlook about it by the point the 2023 season begins.