Hit & Run

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

If you want to know how unhinged and divorced from reality political correctness has become, look no further than the controversy over sports teams with offensive names.

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On 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.