As part of the Washington Football Team's temporary rebrand, the club must come up with a new social media hashtag to replace the fan-favorite #HTTR acronym.
On Sunday, Washington's social media account accidentally put out the team's new official hashtag idea too soon.
Washington tried to use the hashtag #1932, representing the year the franchise was established. Although Twitter prevents hashtags from being solely numbers, the club has been in contact with Twitter about potentially changing the policy for Washington's official hashtag.
The Washington Football Team announced its new hashtag was #1932 but didn't realize that you can't hashtag numbers. pic.twitter.com/LWMayqxnqO— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) August 9, 2020
Quickly, the organization reversed its course.
Washington then tweeted out that the team has yet to decide a new hashtag, and the team wants to have fan input on the matter.
ok so no new hashtag yet 😅— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) August 9, 2020
give us your options of what you want!
Several fans responded to Washington's tweet with their own ideas, and to be fair, there were plenty of good ones.
Okay but for real tho, #BurgundyAndGold— Jordan (@washfootbaII) August 9, 2020
Even celebrity Washington fan and NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. weighed in on the matter.
#WFT till a final decision is made on the name.— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) August 9, 2020
(might be best left for the fanbase to create over the course of the season)
Based on the high volume of responses in a short amount of time, it's evident that the fans truly do care about what the team's new social media hashtag will be.
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