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Redskins fan no longer a fan of the name


Date published: 3/25/2013

Redskins fan no longer a fan of the name

Recently, focus has come upon the name of Washington's football team: The Washington Redskins. I've been a fan of the team since 1972.

I was in the dark about what the word "redskins" represented. I do not like this word. Name-calling, prejudice, sin. I don't have room in my life for these. I am a Christian woman.

The other day I was sitting at a friend's apartment when I saw he'd written what looked like verse on a notepad. I need to share this:

Need I say more? I'm a fan and like the team, not their name.

Michelle A. Gagnon

Fredericksburg