The ongoing objection to the Redskins name has taken a strange turn.
According to Sal Paolantonio of ESPN, security has been beefed up behind the Redskins bench.
For a home game.
The obvious question becomes whether the goal will be to prevent actual security risks or to silence legitimate protests. On many occasions in many stadiums, pro and college, accounts have emerged regarding proper exercises of free speech being silenced by a team that wants to minimize dissent from the paying customers.
Either way, the situation continues to grow and expand — and the team’s reaction to the possibility of protests in their home stadium will do little to quiet potential protests for road games, continuing Thursday night when Washington plays in prime time for the last time in the Metrodome, the last place where the team won a Super Bowl.