John Oliver Rips Apart Dan Snyder Over Refusal To Change Redskins’ Name (Video)

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HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” has been on the air for a little over a month now, covering breaking stories days after they actually happen with a surprising amount of success (probably because they had days to write the jokes).

This week, the show took on Washington Redskins’ owner Dan Snyder, who was in the news this week after publicly confirming that he’s not changing the name of his franchise for what seems to be the hundredth time.

There are a number of theories why he refuses to budge on the issue, but I like to believe that he and Donald Sterling have a billion dollar bet to see which owner with the initials “D.S.” can piss more people off with their bigotry (it’s currently neck and neck).

Oliver takes Snyder to task in this four-minute clip, closing with a hilarious ad comparing the owner’s point of view to other slightly more defensible decisions to highlight just how absurd his reasoning is.

Given Snyder’s track record, it’s doubtful things will change anytime soon, but it doesn’t mean we can’t laugh at him.

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Connor Toole

Connor Toole is the Senior Humor Writer for Elite Daily, begrudgingly living in New York City and burdened with the daunting task of entertaining the discerning masses online (where he assumes everything is fake by default). He grew up in Connecticut (not the rich part) and graduated from Boston College, where he spent most of his time writing things on the Internet while majoring in a topic he didn't realize he hated until he earned the necessary credits. Standing at 6' 10", he is required by Giant Law to utter "Fee-fi-fo-fum" whenever someone asks him to. His interests include Mark Ruffalo. Feel free to contact him at as long as you aren't annoying.

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