I’m a Redskins fan. I was born into it and I love the team. It’s been hard to reconcile all that I know about history, language and hate and still put on my favorite Redskins jersey every Sunday. I know that it’s wrong and yet I sincerely love the team and its players. I wish that the NFL could find a way to honor this team, its history and its fans while also offering respect for a population of this country that has been, frankly, decimated. Very thoughtful and interesting suggestions have been made. I wish that someone would have the good sense to consider them and execute them. The NFL has the money. It simply needs the courage. How can such big, rich, seemingly untouchable men be so utterly irresponsible and cowardly?
And yes, I recognize that I’m a hypocrite. I have an RGIII throwback jersey that I can’t wait to start wearing again when the season starts. I’m just as guilty as the fools at NFL headquarters.