Racism debate in the NFL: what will happen to the Redskins?

Actually, the thing seemed a few years ago, finally checked it off. The American patent office had granted the request of one of the members of the tribe of the

Racism debate in the NFL: what will happen to the Redskins?

Actually, the thing seemed a few years ago, finally checked it off. The American patent office had granted the request of one of the members of the tribe of the Navajo and the club of the protection of trademarks be withdrawn. The reason: A Football team to give the name "Redskins", disparages "a remarkable combination" of indigenous peoples in the country. So the Whole thing went on in the ordinary courts by means of the instances, and a decision of the Supreme Court in 2017, ended the dispute.

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He decided not to be binding, that the authority shall have the right, in such sensitive areas such as the use of far - common Ethnophaulismen from American history to the referee to be on the wing. Daniel Snyder, the owner of the Washington Redskins, was satisfied. Because he had spent between the militant Slogan: "We will never change the name of the team. Never. You can write in large letters.“

all The more surprising is the news from the Team since a couple of days. New head coach Ron Rivera about signalling to the public that he is already since a while with Snyder about changing the name of speech. There were even several proposals, he told the "Washington Post": to "Two of them I really like." What they are not told the Coach, whose family comes from Puerto Rico, however.

The process is liable to something of a Mystery. Snyder bought the club, whose market value is today more than three billion dollars, in 1999, on the Pump for the price of $ 800 million. He is considered to be one of the most headstrong characters among America's hard-to-sports entrepreneurs rich. He is, as a process, Hansel decried, is trying to make itself harmless scoffers silenced, and, if necessary, before the court, distorted, and ignored for years its bad reputation. This is based, among other things, on the miserable sporting balance sheet of its intervention in the operation of the game. The Team that was in 1991, that is good enough to win the Super Bowl, managed since its Acquisition, with sorrow and distress just four times in the Play-offs for the twelve best teams. At the latest, in the second round, the came From.

But the newly re-blazed the country-wide racism debate, which was triggered by the violent death of the African-American George Floyd in the custody of the police in Minneapolis, seems to develop an energy, which moves a part of the tectonic plates on which the commercial American sports for a hundred years, is flourishing. So the professional League NFL, was faced with the controversy, the players – majority of module addresses learning black – one of the first sport, demonstrating 2017 in the stages against police brutality.

Updated Date: 08 July 2020, 06:19

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