NFL Moves to Penalize Derogatory Terms But Keeps Redskins Nickname
By Ken Reed
So, the NFL is likely to make a rule next month at league meetings that will call for referees to penalize players for use of racist and gay slurs like the N-Word or F–got. Isn’t that special.
Of course, the use of those terms should be penalized. Using those words during a sporting event is the epitome of unsportsmanlike conduct.
But how about the complete hypocrisy here? This is a league that allows the use of a racist slur as the nickname of its Washington DC franchise!
Hey Commissioner Roger Goodell, how about you and your fellow owners do the right thing and ban the R-Word as a team nickname at your upcoming meetings?
The R-Word is as offensive and despicable as the N-Word and the F-Word. It has to go.
If you’re still on the fence regarding this issue, take a look at this short video and then visit changethemascot.org
— Ken Reed, Sports Policy Director, League of Fans
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