Chris Russo, NFL, Washington discussed on The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker
Best of the odd couple with Chris Russo and Rob Harker. The national, Congress, of American Indians has called on players for the Washington redskins. To speak out against the team name. And she is calling for them to get rid of it here. Here's a little bit of the statement. I am calling for members of the NFL franchise in Washington DC to rise to the occasion and become heroes. All I ask is that you state the unequivocal moral truth justice. You would never play for the Washington. Insert any other racial. Slur. You will no longer play for any team branded with a racial slur against native Americans as long as that team name stands players of conscious. Conscience should sit at home rather than where the NFL equivalent of the confederate flag that is in C. A. I president, Fawn Sharp, and I say. More power to you. Can we get a fire for that? Dole it out, ALEX! That's fire for right. have. Always looking for us all the fire going. Straight fire. There we go. Straight by. And what she say Chris is right on the money. Set off with all this. You know what's going on in this country and God bless native Americans. They see what's going on. They see that Uncle Ben and. Jemima Outta work. They see that the last Sambo's restaurant Chris has been named has been changed right. Why should they want to get involved? They stopped calling. What does it the ESKIMO Pie no more? Why not it's time it NFL pastime. Your two hundred fifty million dollars is nice. You woke now. You really were, and you get it. We all know. That that name, I don't even like saying they Chris I don't even like saying it anymore. And there are newspapers and news organizations around this country that have banned the use of it when I wrote a column about a week ago about this at deadspin. We wouldn't use. It wouldn't use the skins. We wouldn't use it Ross. Even the copy even in the headline enough already and you know what Chris I'm going to say this. This thing can be done done and over with and two seconds Yep when the players say that they refused to wear that helmet and refused aware Juna forums. NFL and Daniel Snyder will have no choice. Zero because of the players were fault and stand up for this. And refused to wear that. There's no way you can have a team. In Washington DC they won't. Miss a game. And only way they'll miss. A practice is because the powers that be will want to wait and see if they mean business. And once they showed they mean business, it'll be changed yesterday. And, for those that are wondering 'cause I brought this up last week. Rob When you were on your staycationing. That if this term is offensive to. Americans, then it must go. And if you're really against racism. Then it's not just racism. Against African Americans. Is Racism Against Native Americans as well, absolutely all people of this lamb. We're going to be inclusive yet. This country's all about where the only nation and as people from everywhere Chris you go to Japan is ninety nine percent, Japanese. And most places we're all people from all over the world. Everybody should be welcome to the party. We need to get off his. We all know that that name. A We all know it dictionary DOT COM. Here's the definition of that term. A contemptuous term used to refer to a North American Indian there. It is is in the dictionary. What more evidence do we need? And I am look. Here's the difference. This is the reason that Sambo's restaurant is out of business route. Changed name name his name. This is the reason you don't have. Some teams named after Black Racial Slurs. Because African Americans had immerse in terms of the population and a nuff political power power within popular culture to stand up and make a difference. Native Americans because of the way they've been annihilated in the past. Don't necessarily have the numbers or the political power, and that is why, but that tells if you're only making the changes, because we have enough people or enough political power to fourth, or to make you uncomfortable, then your heart's not in the right place. Then you still are this even if you make the changes. If you really are standing against racism. You will stand against it for those that don't have the power to make you change it no doubt and always remember this. Is Not about you. It's about the people that say they were offended. If somebody says if you don't. Chris, if fend you and I didn't mean it and you say rob. You offended me, I apologize. Why does would do and if I say well I? Don't know why you're offended. Not Not if I tell you I'm offended. That's all you need to know. Have you don't have to agree with it or understand I'm telling you offended me so if you didn't me new, FM me, you apologize if you if native Americans of spoke in, they've gone out Chris over the years and board in a couple of there's always somebody on a different. Says Oh I. Love It I. think is good and they go see. This guy is a native American. He's cool with it. No, that's not good enough. The National Congress of American Indians represents five hundred tribes. Thank you. That's good enough. Chris that. Feeling in some Lone Wolf, who didn't put on the air to act like that he's speaking for all native Americans and you see, look the redskins or are they taken down and they're getting rid of the former owner Sherman. Uh, think was his name the statue down. But the name has to go. That's not enough and I look if the League won't do it on its own rob, we're calling. We're joining. Mrs Phone Sharp. And calling on the players to take a stand. It if you really about. Right, if you really about that life, you want Tom, Brady and Nick Bosa and. All these other white players to join in our fight, right? then. Let's join in the fight with the native. Americans as well one hundred percent. They can't be picking and choosing. Which one do you want? You want everybody to be treated the same an equal or not. 'cause if you don't understand and the players. Hello, I want you guys players. If you listen if somebody knows one, tell them to Google. What happened at Missouri and how much power players who make no money Chris had? The coaches had their.