Former Defensive tackle A.J. Francis Says Redskins Logo is “Racist”

Defensive tackle A.J. Francis found a new job just days after being released by the Redskins and celebrated the moment by ripping his old team on Instagram, including calling out their “racist” logo, ESPN reports.

Francis signed with the New York Giants on Wednesday. He was one of three defensive tackles released by the Redskins on Monday after they selected two defensive tackles in the draft.

After signing with the Giants, Francis posted an Instagram picture of himself laughing. He wrote, “When the team you were on didn’t appreciate you but the team you played against actually pays attention to the film,” and added in the hashtags he was looking forward to playing the Redskins twice next season.

He then added, “#AndYourLogoIsRacist.”

Redskins owner Dan Snyder has remained firm in his desire to keep the team’s nickname and logo. Despite increasing pressure from Native American groups, led by the Change The Mascot campaign, Snyder hasn’t budged, once telling USA Today that he’ll never change the nickname and “you can use caps.”


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3 Responses to “Former Defensive tackle A.J. Francis Says Redskins Logo is “Racist””

  1. Ghost of Sammy Baugh says:

    Sounds more like sour grapes to me. Why didn’t the GIANTS take him out of college?

    He must have learned something as a REDSKIN or the GIANTS wouldn’t have been interested.

    But thank the REDSKINS for the opportunity to play in the NFL at all?

    I say good-bye and good riddance to a square-head.

    See you on the turf in six months.

  2. Ghost of Sammy Baugh says:

    Thinking of A.J. FRANCIS makes me think of the UDFA’s and marginal players still under contract with the “racist” REDSKINS.

    I believe all the draft picks have good shots at the final 53.

    PAYNE is a lock as a DE, rotational DT.

    GUICE is a lock at #1 RB.

    CHRISTIAN is a lock as a fourth tackle replacing T.J. CLEMMONS.

    APKE is a lock. The club can’t afford to expose him to transfer to the practice squad. In my mind, they jumped him a round to be certain they got him in the draft. His speed if not skill are too tantalizing for the rest of the league to ignore. Replaces EVERETT not SMITHSON, and becomes CROWDER’s eventual replacement as punt returner.

    SETTLE is a lock at NT. McGEE or TAYLOR will be out.

    HAMILTON will surprise if healthy, make the 53, and supplant SPEIGHT.

    STROMAN is a lock and becomes sixth CB. FULLER’s eventual replacement.

    QUINN is a lock replacement for GRANT.

    Several UDFA’s who I think have a good chance of sticking with the REDSKINS this year if not picked off the practice squad.

    OG SEAN WELSH makes the final 53 as the last O-lineman.

    WR SIMMIE COBBS has a chance to make the 53 as MAURICE HARRIS’s replacement, but if he doesn’t, he’s exposed, then picked trying for the practice squad.

    S QUIN BLANDING is intended to be SWEARINGER’s replacement, and because of his lack of speed should make the practice squad.

    OT TIMON PARRIS makes the practice squad.

    TE MIKE FLANAGAN has the size (6’6″ 260) MANASSAH GARNER doesn’t, and without proven pass-catching ability makes the practice squad.

    WR CAM SIMS on size alone makes the practice squad.

    LB JEROD FERNANDEZ may make the practice squad.

    WR De’MORNAY PIERSON-EL is a cut.

    WR MIKAH HOLDER is a cut.

    WR SHAY FIELDS is a cut.

    RB MARTEZ CARTER is a cut.

    CB DANNY JOHNSON is a cut.

    CB RANTHONY TEXADA is a cut.

  3. Ghost of Sammy Baugh says:

    Looks more and more likely that TY Nsekhe is the starting left guard provided no injuries of course.

    ARIE KOUNDJIO out for the year with a PHIL TAYLOR Sr.-type injury.

    OG SEAN WELSH retires from football. I really thought him the dark horse prospect to take over there.