D.C. Delegate As Redskins Open Season: Team ‘Does Not Deserve To Be Associated’ With Washington
D.C. Delegate as Redskins Open Season: Team ‘Does Not Deserve to be Associated’ with Washington
WASHINGTON — D.C.’s delegate to Congress is seizing the occasion of the Washington Redskins’ season opener this weekend to call out the team’s “racist moniker” and pressure a name change.
The Redskins, who finished last season 8-7-1, open their season Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedEx Field in Maryland.
“The Washington football team name mocks and insults Native Americans and does not deserve to be associated with the proud and welcoming city of Washington, D.C.,” Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) said in a statement today. “By kowtowing to Daniel Snyder, the National Football League ( …