Recently the Mayor of D.C.,Vincent Gray stated the Washington Redskins organization must consider a name change if it is serious about moving from FedEx Field in Landover, Md., to a stadium inside D.C. proper. Redskins fans, including many Native Americans, are strongly against the name change consideration. The name is not meant to be offensive but is a long standing tradition and history with the team. In 1933, George Preston Marshall, the owner of the team, which was then located in Boston, renamed it the Boston Redskins in honor of the head coach, William "Lone Star" Dietz, an American Indian. When the team moved to Washington in 1937 it was renamed the Washington Redskins. As Washington Redskins fans and supporters, we do not agree with the consideration of changing the name of the team.
I have been a Washington Redskins fan since 1986. I see no reason to change the name as it is not meant to disparage nor is it used in a derogatory manner. If anything it is meant to honor the Native American spirit and character. It is time to stop all this political correctness. Daniel Snyder and his group own the Washington Redskins and their name and I hope and pray that he/they never bow to political correctness and change the name of this historic and honorable team.
Hail to the Redskins -- the team song -- says it all! The name "Redskins" in this case is meant to be a source of pride and it honors Native Americans. Also, remember the team name is "Washington Redskins" not just "Redskins". It's about football, clearly not some political statement that the liberal media would like you to believe. And the team name represents, and reminds us, of team spirit and strength and courage, and proud heritage -- and that is what this football team and our Native Americans have in common!
I'm Native American and a Redskins fan. I will have no team if it changes.
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