The team is rotten to the core. First, it was Mr. Snyder's stubborn refusal to change the name. Second, we learn over the summer that the team mistreated cheerleaders and exposed them to compromising situations in summer photo shoots. Add misogyny to the list. Third, the team hires a running back at the beginning of the season that beat his son with a whip. The graphic descriptions of these beatings are horrific. Anything to win seems to be the ethic. Fourth, the team rushes to employ a linebacker, Reuben Foster, that the 49ers released after he was arrested for domestic violence. No shame, and a team that enables this behavior. Today, two columnists in the Washington Post suggest that the team is losing the trust of its fans. Mr. Snyder's shameful behavior is adding up to empty seats at Fed Ex that are being taken out of service so the team can claim sell outs. Mr. Snyder has not yet reacted to moral suasion in a positive manner, exemplified by his clinging to a racist name. Perhaps if more fans tune out, don't watch the games on TV, and stop going to games, he might get the picture. Racism, misogyny, and domestic violence don't fill your seats.
Josh Silver is one of the founders of RWF and is a life time fan that wants the name changed!