LANDOVER, Md. – Sparing no expense, the Washington Redskins began their Columbus Day celebration this morning to the delight of their fans.
Kicking off at 9:00 a.m., the celebration included a parade with Niña, Pinta and Santa María floats, a reenactment of Columbus’ discovery of America, and Native American face-painting for the kids. The celebrations will continue into the evening with adults-only firewater stands and a spooky “ghost dance,” perfect for October.
Redskins owner Dan Snyder has been pleased with the results. “Everything’s coming together great and people are going to have a wonderful time,” Snyder said. “We at the Redskins know the importance of history, and who better to celebrate Christopher Columbus’ amazing achievements than the hometown team of our nation’s capital?”
Not everyone is happy with the festivities, though. Cleveland Indians mascot Chief Wahoo stated the event was “Utterly disrespectful.”