Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) blasted the NFL for being “more concerned about how much air is in a football than with a racist franchise name” in a speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday.
Reid said, “I find it stunning that the National Football League is more concerned about how much air is in a football than with a racist franchise name that denigrates Native Americans across the country. The Redskins’ name is a racist name. So, I wish the commissioner would act as swiftly and decisively in changing the name of the DC team as he did about not enough air in a football.”
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