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Washington Redskins owner hits out at critics over name controversy

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The Washington Redskins may be one of the NFL's longest standing franchises but the name of the team has continued to cause outrage in the Native American community.

The name 'Redskin' is widely considered to be a racist or derogatory comment amongst Native Americans but the team's owner, Dan Snyder has refused to change the name.

When recently asked about the name, Snyder had some choice words for those who have campaigned for a change:

“We understand the issues out there, and we’re not an issue,” Snyder said. “The real issues are real-life issues, real-life needs, and I think it’s time that people focus on reality.”

A number of media outlets have stopped using the name of the team during reports after mass public outcry.

However, the NFL have stayed relatively quiet on the issue, leaving the team with the final decision over a name change.

It seems from Snyder's recent comments that a change in name is certainly not on the horizon and that he is going to fight to keep ahold of the team's identity, no matter how controversial.

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