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Sonic Drive-In Apologizes for Chiefs-Redskins Sign
Belton, Mo. (WRIC)—The Washington
Redskins' 45-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday was more than a
disappointment for Skins fans, but what's causing more of an uproar than the
team's now 3-10 record is a Missouri restaurant signboard.
A sign outside a Belton, Mo. Sonic
Drive-In read, in all caps, "‘KC CHIEFS' WILL SCALP THE REDSKINS FEED THEM
WHISKEY SEND – 2 – RESERVATION." A photo of the sign went viral on Twitter.
Patrick Lenow, Sonic's vice
president of public relations, told NBC News that the sign was done "in poor
taste" by an employee "known for creative use of his signs."
Lenow said in a statement, "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
The name of the employee who posted
the sign has not been released, though Lenow says the person is "very