Brendan O'Neill Asks If "Redskins" Is Really an Offensive Name for a Football Team

Credit: Keith Allison / Foter / CC BY-SACredit: Keith Allison / Foter / CC BY-SAOn both sides of the Atlantic, football teams that have archaic names are under attack by self-styled guardians of proper speech and moral purity who want everyone to speak in the same shrinkwrapped, stilted way that they do. Brendan O'Neill shows how in American football and European football, political correctness is moving dangerously into our personal conversation.


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