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Wednesday, 8 May 2013

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BILLINGSGATE POST - Never one to believe in political correctness, Robert Griffin III approved of the somewhat controversial new nickname for his Washington NFL team, saying that team unity and identity was more a factor than anything else.

Citing the fact that metropolitan Washington was 70 percent Afro-American and that the football team was made up of predominately black players, RGIII said that, "unlike thin-skinned Native Americans, most Afro-Americans have no problem being identified as having black pigment.

Griffin went on to say:

"Over the past two decades, there has been a movement away from team nicknames associated with Native American heritage. With Stanford University changing its name from "Indians" to "Cardinal", besides going from the plural to the singular, which I find odious in itself,
I see nothing wrong with a team using names such as "Fighting Sioux" or "Braves."

"Fight Blackskins Fight!"

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