San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner is changing his name to Donte Hitner. Clearly still butthurt about his week 4 fine for the hit he put on Rams wideout Chris Givins, the move just screams middle finger at the NFL.
Per Whitner’s (name change not official yet!) twitter:
Thinking about taking the W out of my last name. Mom said its ok (y'all kno I had to ask 1st lol) #NotPlayingEither
— DonteHitner (@DonteWhitner) October 1, 2013
It's official…The W is being removed from my last name from Whitner to Hitner…GM
— DonteHitner (@DonteWhitner) October 2, 2013
He’s also selling t-shirts or something to protest.
No offense to Whitner, because I’m contractually-bound to support every former Ohio State Buckeye in the NFL, but there have to be better ways to protest the NFL’s crackdown on hard-nosed football. Start a petition or something. Write a scathing think piece for a classy blog.
Just know that, if you have a serious gripe, there are better mediums through which to vent than hashtag t-shirts.
Gif: Bleacher Report