A Sonic Drive-in in Belton, Missouri, a town just outside of Kansas City, caused some controversy on Sunday when they put up a sign that read, “‘KC CHIEFS’ WILL SCALP THE REDSKINS FEED THEM WHISKEY SEND – 2 – RESERVATION.”
The sign has since been taken down, and Sonic has apologized for the employee who made it. Sonic’s Vice President of Public Relations, Patrick Lenow, shared the following statement with NBC News:
“The remarks posted on this message board were wrong, offensive and unacceptable. In a misguided effort to support his football team an independent franchise owner allowed passion to override good judgment. The owner has reinforced with his employees the boundaries of what is acceptable and unacceptable. On behalf of the franchise owner and our entire brand we apologize for the offensive remarks.”
Following is a look at the sign Lenow apologized for on Sunday.
— Delores Schilling (@DelSchilling) December 8, 2013
The sign will likely only cause more backlash regarding Washington’s nickname and owner Daniel Snyder’s resistance to change it.