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Rep. Jim Moran

Redskins Name Is Disrespectful

... Patent Office Did 'Right Thing'

6/23/2014 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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A Virginia politician is standing strong behind the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's decision to cancel the trademark on the term "Redskins" ... telling TMZ Sports the move was simply the "right thing to do."

We spoke to Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) ... who was very strong about his belief the name of the of NFL team is disrespectful ... and needs to be changed, ASAP. 

In fact, Moran's got advice for team officials -- saying, "They should give the football team a name that's respectful of all Americans ... particularly Native Americans."

Moran has previously explained ... that the name "Redskins" applied to scalps -- "There were posters that would provide a certain amount of money for each Redskin, for each native American scalp."

Moran told Talk Radio News Service ... "It’s wrong to glorify that term. Those native Americans who know the background are rightfully offended, so I think [team owner Dan Snyder] is going to have to change the name."

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6 COMMENTS

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FREEDOM    

THE NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS NEED TO BE RESPECTED.

61 days ago
2.

FREEDOM    

THIS WAS THERE LAND. EVERYONE ELSE IS AN IMMIGRANT.

61 days ago
3.

Jamal    

No! They need to keep the name and change the logo to a potato! There, everyone wins!

61 days ago
4.

lourdgoogoo    

Everyone is offended by everything these days. Sad..

61 days ago
5.

oujoshua    

Give me a break! I'm a Native American from Oklahoma and if that offends you and they have to change the name then they better change to the state name of Oklahoma. Oklahoma literally means red people in the Choctaw language.

61 days ago
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L. Ron Hubbard    

Representative "Moron" needs to help the poor and try to stop W.W. III from starting instead! He looks like an out of touch PRICK!

61 days ago

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