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John McCain would change Washington Redskins name

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Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder continues to reject calls to change the name of the NFL franchise, but, as the name controversy rolls on, one high-level public figure weighed in on the subject today.

Speaking on the Dan Patrick Show, Senator John McCain revealed how he would deal with the current situation:

"It I were (Snyder), I'd call the Native American leaders together and I'd sit down with them," the former Republican presidential candidate explained.

"I'd say 'O.K., what is it that you want, how do you want me to do it?"

In recent times Snyder has faced increasing calls from the Native American community and beyond to relinquish the longstanding Redskins monicker of the NFL franchise amidst claims that it holds racist connotations and McCain felt it was important to appreciate their concerns:

"If they think it is that offensive and terrible...frankly, I would probably change the name," the 77-year-old concluded.

Snyder seems resolute on his decision not to change his team's name however but has set up the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation in recent time whilst stating on a number of occasions his desire to aid the Native America community.

You can watch the full Dan Patrick Show interview via this link.

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