The controversy surrounding the nickname of the Washington Redskins has garnered no shortage of opinions these days. Now, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has chimed in, too.
PETA claims the problem with the "Redskins" name isn't the name itself, but rather the logo, so they have proposed that Washington change its logo to a redskin potato. Yeah, seriously.
Here is a snippet of their reasoning, as silly as it is:
The redskin potato would be a noble mascot for a variety of reasons. Potatoes are also native Americans, having been cultivated in Peru for millennia. A tasty, versatile, animal-and environmentally friendly vegan staple, potatoes are now the most popular vegetable in the U.S. They are loaded with nutrients, including iron, potassium, vitamin C, fiber, and even protein, and red potatoes in particular are high in antioxidants.
Nice try, PETA. Nice try.
Via Bleacher Report