The debate over whether the Washington Redskins should change their name is one that has been ongoing for years and it not likely to come to an end any time soon unless team owner Dan Snyder removes the slur attached to the Washington franchise.
The latest critic of the name is Arizona Senator John McCain who was on the Dan Patrick Show Friday morning and sait it’s probably time to change the name because Native Americans consider the term to be a slur.
“I do believe that, if I were him, I would sit down with Native American leaders,” McCain said. “I’d call the Native American leaders together. And I’d sit down with them, and I’d say, ‘OK, what is it that you want? How do you want me to do it?’ If I were him, I’d have a dialogue. And if they think it’s that offensive and terrible I would certainly probably — I’m not the owner, he has the rights of an owner — but frankly I would probably change the name. Myself, I’m not offended, you’re not offended. But there are Native Americans who are.”
To see the full interview with McCain including his thoughts on Pat Tillman, his admiration for Ted Williams, his time as a prisoner of war and he even called Sarah Palin to get her on the show, you can watch it below courtesy of DanPatrick.com.
[h/t Pro Football Talk]
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