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UK Lawmakers Tell Redskins: Change Name or Don't Bother Coming


The Washington NFL team better known as the Redskins would bring “racial slurs” that go against British values when they play in the United Kingdom, two members of parliament have complained.

Two Labour party representatives have written to the NFL to put pressure on the Redskins to rethink their name ahead of a game in London scheduled for this fall.

“We were shocked to learn the derivation of the term ‘R*dskin,’ pertaining as it does to the historic abuse of Native Americans,” Ruth Smeeth and Ian Austin wrote.

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