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Rob Ford Expands Thoughts on Redskins Name

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says changing the Redskins name would be "ridiculous." (Photo by Aaron Vincent Elkaim/Getty Images)

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says changing the Redskins name would be “ridiculous.” (Photo by Aaron Vincent Elkaim/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford staunchly defended the team name of the Washington Redskins in an interview with the Junkies on 106.7 The Fan on Thursday.

It was widely publicized that Ford would be interviewed by the Junkies, after news broke Wednesday that he’d be interview on 106.7 The Fan.

Ford was asked about the long-debated Redskins’ team name on the heels of comments he made the day before likening it to the Cleveland Indians.

Ford repeated those remarks to the Junkies, and then expanded on them.

“Well, you know what, why don’t we look at the Cleveland Indians,” Ford asked. “What do we call them next, the Cleveland Aboriginals?”

“Like, where do we go with this? It’s been around for years and years and years and if they were offended, they should have come out when the name was first initiated, when you started playing,” he continued.

“How long have the Skins had their name for? How long have the Chiefs had their name for? How long have the Cleveland Indians had their name for? Years and years and years, and all of a sudden the politically correct people have to come out now? I think everything’s fine and I’d just stick with the name.”

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