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Letter: Teams choose mascots they like

And why doesn't 'Fighting Irish' bother the P.C. police?

9:33 PM, Oct. 23, 2013  |  Comments
Offensive? Insensitive?
Offensive? Insensitive?
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EDITOR: Protesters and news people criticize the use of the name "Redskins" by the Washington football team. Locally some object to the Mosinee teams calling themselves "Indians." It seems to me that when a team chooses to be known by a name, it would be a name that they would be proud to be known as. Are there any teams known as thieves, cheats or deadbeats?

Imagine my shock when the announcer of a Notre Dame game referred to the "Fighting Irish." What an uproar would follow someone saying the "Fighting Redskins" or the "Fighting Indians." "Fighting Irish." What a terrible thing to say about the peaceful, lovable people from the Emerald Isle who are too friendly to object. Whenever I hear an announcer use that totally untrue, unfounded nickname, it makes me want to bloody his nose.

John W. Kelley,

Wausau

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