It is without a doubt that certain sports teams especially Football teams with history have a certain nostaglia linked to their identity. Even though they are south of the beltway love them or hate them the Washington Redskins are one of those teams.
Recently since the injury quarterback of RG III there is another question that needs to be address by the Redskins organization, and Mayor Vincent C. Gray wants to put it on the table. Without question the term “Redskins” is an insensitvie term and many Naitive American organizations have fought with the NFL team to change the name. Based on the Redskins interest to move closer to D.C. Mayor Gray feels it’s only right for discussion.
“I think that if they get serious with the team coming back to Washington, there’s no doubt there’s going to have to be a discussion about that,” Mayor Gray said after a news conference, “and of course the team is going to have to work with us around that issue.”
According to the Washington Post, Gray noted that the Washington Bullets (now the Wizards) and many other teams changed their insensitive or politically incorrect names.
“I think it has become a lightning rod, and I would be love to be able to sit down with the team … and see if a change should be made,” he said. “There’s a precedent for this, and I think there needs to be a dispassionate discussion about this, and do the right thing.”
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