Ignoring the fact the team name is now considered a derogatory term for indigenous people in Canada’s far North, the Edmonton Eskimos released a tweet following the Calgary Flames loss to the Anaheim Duck’s in the Second Round of the NHL playoffs.
The tweet was not only in distaste, but it was also reminiscent of a tweet a week earlier from the Houston Rocket, and lead to the firing of their social media manager.
This tweet from the Houston Rocket’s account certainly crossed the line, but did the Eskimos tweet do the same?
The tweets aren’t the same, in my opinion, the Rocket one is in far worse taste. However, the Edmonton account is not only ironic given how poorly the City has faired in every professional league for the past two decades, but it is most certainly unbecoming of a professional sports team. Bad taste? Absolutely. Does it warrant firing someone? I doubt it, but a review of policies and an apology, to at least save face, would be in order.