After Maryland Democrat Gov. Martin O’Malley said the Redskins should probably change their name, Republican Maryland state delegate Michael Hough said O’Malley should give up his taxpayer-funded box seats at Redskins games.
The Redskins play at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, and Hough called out O’Malley and his lieutenant governor Anthony Brown this week for their hypocrisy.
“To me it’s gross hypocrisy that they go to Redskins games on the taxpayer dime and spend thousands on food and drinks, but then attack the team name the minute it benefits them politically,” Hough said in a statement on his Facebook page. “If O’Malley and Brown find the Redskins name so offensive they should give up their taxpayer provided box seats.”
Hough added that “O’Malley and Brown should hold true to their stated beliefs that the name is offensive and surrender their tickets so that hard-working, taxpaying Redskins fans can have those seats.”
“Regardless of what you think of the team name – taxpayers should not be paying for these seats,” he said.