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Over the past decade, fans of the NFL in the United States have shared their concern and anger over team mascot name of the Washington Redskins.
People who are and aren't of Native American descent have told the league that this name is a blemish on the league, but no action has been taken.
Today the pressure is no longer just domestic, as two members of British Parliament wrote a strongly worded letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell earlier this month, urging the league to change Washington's name or, "at the minimum, send a different team to our country to represent the sport, one that does not promote a racial slur."
"We were shocked to learn the derivation of the term 'R*dskin,' pertaining as it does to the historic abuse of native Americans," read the letter, a copy of which was obtained by ESPN. "The exportation of this racial slur to the UK this autumn, when the Washington team is due to play, directly contravenes the values that many in Britain have worked so hard to instill."

Is this the final straw? Will the Redskins finally admit their is an issue with the team name and switch it up?

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In the statement they made, they said that they *became aware* that the name is a racial slur...that pretty much says they weren't previously aware it was. I'm sure that if there were a team using the N word as a name, that there would be immense pressure for a change. It's not about political correctness, it's about decency, and all I'm saying is that by human decency, they SHOULD change it.
2 years ago·Reply
Now, if you're against a show of decency and respect, that's your own monkeys.
2 years ago·Reply
Like I said I am against changing it because this all started because of PC. You can believe it or not. I'm not indecent at all and I know this is all from PC because that name exist for decades with little attention about it until our culture became so pc tolerant that everybody offends everyone that now all of a sudden its a big deal. Ive been a huge sports fan all my life and NEVER ONCE heard about the controversy of their name until about 5 years ago. Come on thats bs dude. and Like I said with as close as american and great britian are in trade, traditions, and history they claim they just now realized it was offense? I find that pill a little hard to swallow
2 years ago·Reply
So we will just agree to disagree. I respect your intelligence and your argument, but its hard to have real talk over the internet lol Its something that would best be handled in real life. But I did learn something new today so thats cool
2 years ago·Reply
@ruffswami @shagnasty360 the browns are named after the person who reinvented football
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