D.C.’s Mayor Muriel Bowser is on a mission to get the Redskins back to D.C. but by doing so, she’s pissing off a lot of people. Although she has publicly stated that the the Redskins need to change their name and that she finds it offensive, Bowser has been saying “Redskins” in interviews, as last week, when she told WMAL “there’s only one place for the Washington Redskins, and that’s at RFK.”
— Mark Segraves (@SegravesNBC4) May 11, 2015
Last week during an interview, a reporter called Bowser out about her usage of the word:
Reporter: Why do you think the name should be changed?
Bowser: It’s offensive to many people.
Reporter: Then why do you continue to use it?
Bowser: I don’t.
Reporter: You just did
Bowser: I may have slipped and used it.
Of course bringing the team back to D.C. would mean tons of money for the district, but at what expense? Dan Snyder has already stated countless times that he doesn’t plan on changing the team’s name. And even the U.S. Patent and Copyright have already gotten rid of the trademark.
So where would Bowser put Snyder’s money…I mean Snyder’s team?
“Well, I did say that I thought that RFK was the best place for the Washington Redskins to locate, and I think that team officials have said as much,” she said. “They have, in fact, tried to replicate RFK Stadium in their designs for a future stadium, including how the seats bounce. We also know that the infrastructure is there and can accommodate fans. So we are exploring — as I expect everybody thinks I would — the best use for those parcels.”
Clutchettes, what do you think about the Mayor’s use of the word? Do you think the team should leave Maryland and head back to D.C?
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