ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley says he believes it is “probably time” for the Washington Redskins football team to change its name.
O’Malley made the statement on his Facebook page Tuesday.READ MORE: University Of Maryland School Of Medicine Begins Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Study For Ages 12-17
The Democratic governor who is mulling running for president posted: “I was asked earlier today and answered that I do believe it is probably time for the Washington Redskins to change their team name.”READ MORE: Man Shot And Killed In West Baltimore On Thursday
The team plays in Landover, Maryland, at FedEx Field.
The Redskins name has been the subject of a sustained campaign by those who consider it to be a racial slur. Redskins’ owner Dan Snyder and others associated with the team have long argued that the Redskins name is used with respect and honor and is a source of pride among many American Indians.MORE NEWS: 'Its Getting Ridiculous' Drivers Complain About Increase In Gas Prices
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