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Matthew McConaughey loves the Redskins name and doesn't want it changed

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If you didn't know, actor Matthew McConaughey is a big Washington Redskins fan and he has has a strong viewpoint when it comes to the legal battle involving the possible name change to his beloved franchise.

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Washington passion

Everyone seems to be weighing in on the name change to the Washington football team, from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey.

McConaughey recently shared his thoughts with GQ magazine after he was asked about the legal issues surrounding his Redskins team, he explained: 

"What interests me is how quickly it got pushed into the social consciousness. We were all fine with it since the 1930s, and all of a sudden we go, 'No, gotta change it'? It seems like when the first levee breaks, everybody gets on board. I know a lot of Native Americans don't have a problem with it, but they're not going to say, 'No, we really want the name.' That's not how they're going to use their pulpit. It's like my feeling about gun control: I get it. You have the right to have guns. But look, let's forget that right. Let's forget the pleasure you get safely on your range, because it's in the wrong hands in other places."

McConaughey then proceeded to exclaim his affection towards the current symbols of the franchise, he said: "I love the emblem. I dig it. It gives me a little fire and some oomph. But now that it's in the court of public opinion, it's going to change. I wish it wouldn't, but it will."

Out of his power

The actor seems resigned to the fact that the name Redskins will no longer depict the football team he follows, he is passionate in his recognition towards the old emblem and name but feels that public opinion has been too strong opposed to the current branding.

He also addressed the fact he had supported the Washington football team since he was four years old and has always had a love for the game.

McConaughey also mentioned in his recent GQ interview he "always rooted for Indians" while watching Westerns and that also his "favorite food was hamburgers. The Redskins had a linebacker named Chris Hanburger."

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