WATCH: John Oliver hilariously demolishes NFL owner’s latest defense of Redskins name
On HBO’s Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver went after Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder latest legal maneuvering to retain the trademark for his offensively named NFL team.
Calling the team nickname “only the 19th-most indefensible thing about the NFL,” Oliver noted that in July a judge upheld a decision to strip the trademark protections for the team name because it “disparages” people.
According to Oliver, the NFL team filed a legal motion last week that listed a multitude of trademarked names that they felt were equally offensive — which Oliver gleefully proceeded to list off and included “Capitalism Sucks Donkey Balls” and “Slutseeker Dating Services.”
As part of their legal brief, the NFL franchise maintained that “everything is potentially disparaging to someone” and that the team name was intended to honor Native Americans.
With that in mind, Oliver suggested fantasy football fans rename their teams “Dan Snyder Is A Thin-Skinned Racist Whose Sunglasses Look Like Something A Tacky Pedophile Might Settle For” as a way to honor team owner Snyder.
“Hey, Dan, don’t get upset. ‘Everything is potentially disparaging to someone,'” Oliver added.
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