There has always been a debate about whether the Washington Redskins nickname was offensive to Native Americans and if the team should make a change. While there have been discussions from a number of political figures and reporters in the D.C. area, Redskins owner Daniel Snyder doesn’t plan to have the team change their name anytime while he is running the show.
“We will never change the name of the team,” Snyder told USA Today. “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.
“We’ll never change the name. It’s that simple. NEVER — you can use caps.”
Message delivered loud and clear, Mr. Snyder.
This has to be music to Redskins fans ears. Many people around the league understand the tradition of the franchise and how the name is not meant to be a slap in the face. If you would poll Redskins fans, you are likely to find most of them hope to keep the Redskins name.
As long as Snyder is in charge, it doesn’t look like they have to worry about a thing.