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Ditka Calls Redskins Name Controversy "Stupid"

Former Bears coach calls out "liberals who complain about everything"

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    Count former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka among those who doesn't see anything wrong with the Washington Redskins name.

    The team has come under fire recently for the Redskins name with some claiming it's insensitive to American Indians.

    Ditka, who's also a commentator for ESPN's NFL coverage, had plenty to say about the controversy in an audio interview with RedskinsHistorian.com:

    "It’s so much [expletive] it’s incredible. We’re going to let the liberals of the world run this world. It was said out of reverence, out of pride to the American Indian. Even though it was called a Redskin, what are you going to call them, a Brownskin? This is so stupid it’s appalling, and I hope that owner keeps fighting for it and never changes it, because the Redskins are part of an American football history, and it should never be anything but the Washington Redskins. That’s the way it is.

    Ditka went on to say it's all about the former Redskins like Sammy Baugh, and legends who "never had a problem with it" like "Lombardi and Halas."

    "I’m not very tolerant when it comes to the liberals who complain about everything,” Ditka told the web site.

    NFL commentators like NBC's Tony Dungy have said they won't use the word Redskins on air this season and CBS's Phil Simms said he's considering not using the word during broadcats.