Are you offended by the name Redskins? If so why? I’m taller than average should I be offended by the New York Giants? If I knew someone who lost their life in a hurricane should I be insulted by the Miami Hurricanes? Is Lightning kills people, Cowboys killed peopled. Where does it end? What’s truly offensive? If Redskins was truly as bad as people are saying, don’t you think it would’ve been changed long ago?
The Redskins owner removed any doubt about a potential name change for his franchise, telling USA Today that it will “never” happen.
“We will never change the name of the team,” Snyder said. “As a lifelong Redskins fan, and I think that the Redskins fans understand the great tradition and what it’s all about and what it means, so we feel pretty fortunate to be just working on next season.”
Snyder makes this statement despite growing agreement to change the name, which some consider a derogatory term for Native Americans. A DC councilman reportedly wants the name changed to Redtails.