Bad News Barrett calls Redskins ‘racist’ in Washington, D.C. (Video)
Bad News Barrett played the role of classic WWE heel on Monday night in the nation’s capital. During the “Monday Night Raw” broadcast in Washington, D.C., Barrett taunted the audience about the Washington Redskins and their offensive nickname.
Before his match against Dolph Ziggler, Barrett referred to the Redskins as a “racist, constantly losing NFL team.” USA Today’s Nick Schwartz, who sat ringside at the Verizon Center on Monday, said most of the fans in attendance laughed.
As we saw with their Lance Stephenson spoof earlier this month, antagonizing fans about their home sports teams is one of the many ways the WWE stays relevant year-round.