PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), is always there for a great time.
Their latest attempt to bring about justice for all animals is by attempting to get the NFL to alter the name of the “horse collar tackle,” because it apparently “makes light of using tight harnesses to exploit horses for labor.”
To give context, a horse collar tie is when an offensive player drags down a defense player with their back collar.
As if the logic for wanting the name change isn’t ridiculous enough, get a load of their suggestions for a name change.
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Instead of using “horse collar,” PETA has suggested – drum roll please – “the Goodell grab” (trying to expose NFL commissioner Rodger Goodell for the $128 million he made in compensation over the past two years), the “Roy Williams grab” (for the former Cowboys linebacker whose violent tackles created a need for the rule), and the back-collar tackle. All this in the name of making sure that people don’t hurt the horse’s feelings.
But here’s the thing – the horses don’t care! These horses have been used by mankind for centuries as beasts of burden. Why all of a sudden do we feel a need to make sure their feelings aren’t hurt?
We are grateful for this weekend. This stupidity could use some relief.