Twitter Harshly Reacts to Washington Football Team Replacing Cheerleaders with Coed Team

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Washington Football Team fans will lose another piece of their storied franchise. First the nickname got pulled away, and now the team is doing away with its cheerleaders. The former cheerleaders are eligible to be on the new squad, but they’re going to have to try out first.


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“Change can be extremely difficult,” Pope said. “I appreciate the passion that the ladies have and can relate to that passion because I’ve been a mentor for thousands of dancers over my career. As we progress to a reimagined era, the choreography will be much more athletic. We welcome the dancers of the past to audition, and if they have that skill set, they’re welcome to join us.”

In a statement, team president Jason Wright said the team wanted to create halftime programs similar to those in the NBA. Pope spent 33 years in the NBA, starting with the Los Angeles Lakers as the manager of the Laker Girls. She also started the Knicks City Dancers. She has also worked for the New Jersey Nets and has served as a consultant since 2016.

“As we set out to modernize the Washington Football gameday, it’s important that we develop a top-notch entertainment program that keeps our fanbase excited and connected to the game and the team,” Wright said.

The comments were so bad, the writer of the article had to make a statement:

Let’s check  out what he was referring to. See below:

The Washington Football Team has been through a lot, but their fans are really the ones who continue to suffer. There’s a lot more issues in the franchise than who’s going to cheer for your nickname-less team.

What a train wreck.


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