DC to Redskins: No New Name, No New Stadium
(UnitedVoice.com) – The Washington Redskins are looking for a new home. However, if they want to move back to Washington, DC, from Maryland, they’ll have to change their name.
For several years, some politicians have been trying to force the team owner, Daniel Snyder, to change the name of the team. They claim it’s a racial slur and offensive to American Indians. However, Snyder has refused to do so, saying the name is not offensive and is meant to honor them.
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In the wake of the George Floyd killing, and protests around the nation regarding racial issues and police brutality, DC’s non-voting US House Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton said Snyder couldn’t get around the name change. DC Deputy Mayor John Falcicchio agreed and said there’s no viable path if he refuses to change the team’s name.
The NFL franchise has been in existence since 1932 and has been known as the Redskins since 1933. Snyder has also expressed interest in building at their existing location in Maryland near FedEx Field, or in nearby Virginia.
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