There are plenty of more offensive things out there in the world than the team name of the Washington Redskins. Republicans, Donald Sterling and how video games somehow cause violence. But instead of focusing on what’s important, everyone has something to say about the Redskins name. Well here’s a look at 14 NFL names just as offensive as the Redskins.
San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers were named after the California Gold Rush which began in 1848 and populated the California area. The Gold Rush also resulted in attacks on Native Americans, who were forcibly removed from their lands. An estimated 100,000 California Indians died between 1848 and 1868, and some 4,500 of them were murdered.