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sport news Commanders unveil new pig mascot named 'Major Tuddy' despite of threats of a ... trends now

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'Major Tuddy' could wind up being a major problem for the Washington Commanders after the franchise revealed its new pig mascot Sunday. 

Despite facing the threat of a lawsuit from former players from the teams of the 1980s, Washington revealed a porcine creature as its mascot and christened him 'Major Tuddy' - giving him a rank and a nickname that's a slang term for touchdown.

Earlier this year, the team revealed its two choices for a potential mascot - a 'dog' and a 'hog' - to fans during a game at FedEx Field.

The new swine mascot was revealed the same day the Commanders were eliminated from the playoffs, after a loss to the Cleveland Browns

The latest mascot in the National Football League was revealed on Sunday, named Major Tuddy

The latest mascot in the National Football League was revealed on Sunday, named Major Tuddy

The Hog-like creature pays homage to a group of players on the offensive line in the 1980s

The Hog-like creature pays homage to a group of players on the offensive line in the 1980s

In September, the Commanders revealed the two finalists: A dog and a hog

In September, the Commanders revealed the two finalists: A dog and a hog

As a term, 'Hogs' have been associated with the team since the 1980s - back when they were called the Redskins. 

It was created as a term for the offensive line, coined by the team's offensive line coach at the time.

Due to that affiliation, the original members of the Hogs are suing current Washington owner Dan Snyder for not giving them credit in a bid to 'reclaim their rightful ownership' of the term.

In spite of this threat, 'Major Tuddy' was revealed anyway and users on social media were quick to criticize the mascot for its name, appearance, and design. 

An SB Nation blog affiliated with the rival Dallas Cowboys asked, 'how does this franchise mess up literally everything'. 

'Reason 1000 why Washington should have been called the Warthogs and not the Commanders,' wrote NFL YouTuber Samuel Gold. 'I actually don't dislike the mascot. All mascots are inherently stupid and cringey... But Commanders was/is a bad name.'

Another Twitter user responded with an image comparing Tuddy to a pig-like creature from Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. 

Twitter swiftly mocked the team for its new mascot in spite of its ties to the team's history

Twitter swiftly mocked the team for its new mascot in spite of its ties to the team's history

'Can we just skip ahead to new ownership, a new front office, and the inevitable rebrand that will finally put this whole mess mercifully behind us?,' wondered one Washington fan.

Another user joked, 'named him after a touchdown, which we haven't been able to score enough all season.' 

More mocking images were found in the comments, including one of Kramer from Seinfeld turning his nose up at a doctor.

Fans believe that a new ownership group could change the teams name or mascot altogether

Fans believe that a new ownership group could change the teams name or mascot altogether

The retired players who are suing Snyder are members of an LCC, known as O-Line Entertainment, and are comprised of former teammates from the great Washington teams of the 1980s. The group includes retired offensive linemen Joe Jacoby, Mark May, and Fred Dean, former tight end Doc Walker, and

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