Washington Redskins gain support from the NFL

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The controversial name behind NFL franchise Washington Redskins has once again made the news.

It has been a heavily discussed topic for a while but now it has finally been given some positive comments coming from the NFL's Senior Vice President of Labor policy and Government affairs Adolpho Birch.

Birch believes that the name is not a slur and that: "what we need to do is get beyond sort of understanding this as a point-blank situation.

Birch believes that there are "a variety of perspectives that all need to be addressed."

The name is considered to be offensive to some in America and fans have even taken it far enough to raise legitimate conversation with the NFL.

The franchise have been named the Redskins for 80 years and all personalities associated with the team feel that it is not a slur now nor has it ever been.

Franchise owner Daniel Snyder has repeatedly said he has no intention of changing the name and the debate looks likely to continue with very little signs of ending.

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