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FCC chief says Washington Redskins name is ‘offensive and derogatory’

11
Sep
2014

Federal Communications Commission chair Tom Wheeler has come out against the name of the Washington Redskins, saying that hed like to see it change but that hes hoping the change will be the result of public pressure. As head of the FCC, Wheeler could use broadcast regulations to make use of the team name difficult, though doing so would likely initiative a battle and controversy of its own. It would be great if the Washington football team would recognize those kinds of changes itself. I think it would be great if the Washington football team would recognize those kinds of changes itself, Wheeler tells BC. I hope that this is something that if enough people express themselves, [Redskins owner] Dan Snyder can see which way things are going.

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