The FCC looking at petition to ban the use of Washington Redskins on network television


WASHINGTON — The head of the Federal Communications Commission says the agency will consider a petition to ban the Washington Redskins nickname from the public airwaves.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says Tuesday that the commission “will be dealing with that issue on the merits, and we’ll be responding accordingly.”

A law professor has challenged the use of the name on broadcast television, saying it violates FCC rules against indecent content. Native American and other groups have demanded the name be changed, calling it a racial slur.

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  1. I’ve said it before & I’ll say it again. If those people aren’t Redskin fans, then don’t go to the games or watch them on tv. Worry about something that really matters.

  2. Always remember your team or you will be next. These people are never happy and will not stop with just one team. Offended Really!!!!!!! Sinc1938 It starts with not printing or posting their CRAP!!!!!!

  3. Agree with that. If we don’t stick together we will keep loosing little by little until it’s to late for a change

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