Saturday, October 5, 2013

Barack Obama: Think about changing Redskins name


The pressure for the Washington Redskins to change their nickname has only increased now that President Barack Obama has chimed in on the matter.

In an interview with the Associated Press on Friday, Obama said that if he owned the franchise, he would seriously "think about changing" the nickname to something more non-offensive.

“I don’t know whether our attachment to a particular name should override the real legitimate concerns that people have about these things.”

He added: “I don’t want to detract from the wonderful Redskins fans that are here. They love their team and rightly so.”

As always, the suggestion was eloquently presented by President Obama. But will Redskins owner Dan Snyder be willing to listen?

Well, if Snyder sticks to his word, he will most definitely not.

In an interview earlier this year, Snyder famously remarked, "We'll never change the name."

Perhaps the Commander in Chief will sway his thought process.

Via USA TODAY

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