Friday, August 08, 2014

University of Minnesota seeks to bar Redskins' Nickname at Stadium

You have got to be kidding me? If I was the Washington Redskins team owner I would tell the Unversity of Minnesota to go pound sand. This is another example of political correctness run amok.
IAN SHAPIRA , Washington Post - The University of Minnesota is working with the Minnesota Vikings in an effort to keep the Washington Redskins’ name from being used in “promotional and game date materials” during the NFL teams’ Nov. 2 game at the school’s stadium in Minneapolis, according to an Aug. 1 letter from university President Eric Kaler to U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn.

It is unclear to what degree the Vikings are collaborating in this process.

Kaler was responding to a June letter from McCollum to Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf — to which the university president was copied — urging the owner to condemn the Redskins’ team name. McCollum argued that Wilf needed to take a stand against “that hateful slur” because all of the NFL teams split the sales of their licensed merchandise equally

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