Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder vehemently said he would never change the team’s name even if it lost a trademark lawsuit.
“We will never change the name of the team,” Snyder told USA TODAY Sports this week. “As a lifelong Redskins fan, and I think that the Redskins fans understand the great tradition and what it’s all about and what it means, so we feel pretty fortunate to be just working on next season.”
A Washington, D.C. councilman is intent on pushing a non-binding resolution calling on the team to change its name and there has been more of a clamor to pressure the Redskins to change the name to something critics see as more benign–such as “Redtails.” Native American groups assert the name is racist and akin to the “N-word.”
“We’ll never change the name,” Snyder said. “It’s that simple. NEVER — you can use caps.”