Thanksgiving is a holiday that's generally known for traditions like awkward hugs, hanging out with relatives you don't like and watching a lot of NFL football.
However, since the advent of Twitter, a new tradition has emerged: The Redskins awkwardly tweeting out their Thanksgiving well-wishes and then everyone on Twitter reacting exactly how you'd think everyone on Twitter would react.
It all started at 9:01 a.m. ET with this tweet from the team.
A few minutes later, the backlash started.
I absolutely love the lack of self awareness in this tweet. God bless the Internet https://t.co/BwBQ7UtTWJ— KFC (@KFCBarstool) November 26, 2015
@Redskins hey, social media person, happy thanksgiving. i'm sorry you have an out-of-touch idiot boss or bosses who insisted you do this— Hip Wishboner (@hipsterboner) November 26, 2015
Despite the backlash, some people actually look forward to the Redskins' annual Thanksgiving tweet.
This is a tweet I look forward to every year, just to see the replies https://t.co/F0dPHP2RN6— Jeff (@Gerb3X) November 26, 2015
My favorite thing today has been reading all the comments on the Washington Redskins Happy Thanksgiving tweet.. Hahahahah— OSUfreak82 (@OSUfreak82) November 26, 2015
Those people love reading the replies because the replies go something like this.
@Redskins remember how you continue to disrespect half of the people that were at Thanksgiving? Neat.— DwayneShintziusFan (@Cyrus_is_risen) November 26, 2015
@TENSAINEXTDOOR basically celebrating the demise of what their logo stands for— Hurell The Human (@Sir_Hurizzel) November 26, 2015
The lack of awareness in this tweet is incredible. It isn't just a Snyder problem. Nobody in organization gets it. https://t.co/GVy4qIJeuN— Zach Soskin (@ZSoskin) November 26, 2015
Some people even want the Redskins to delete their account.
I feel like that's not going to happen.
For the record though, there was at least one guy who appreciated the Redskins' Thanksgiving well-wishes.
@Redskins Thanks Redskins! You too! Sorry so many of your followers have never been to a library.— RealTeacher (@a_realteacher) November 26, 2015
It hasn't been a good week for the Redskins.
Besides dealing with the backlash from their Thanksgiving tweet, the team is also dealing with the backlash from the NFL's decision to have Washington play a game in London next season. The Oneida Indian Nation blasted both the NFL and the Redskins for "promoting racial slurs worldwide."