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Washington team urges fans to contact DC Council about name

The Washington professional football team is urging fans to contact the D.C. Council to oppose a resolution that criticizes the team's racist name.

The team is also urging fans to show their support on Twitter. However, a spokesperson for the D.C. Council Chairman told The Washington Post that no calls or emails had been received by close of business on Monday.

The council is voting on the resolution today. It's expected to pass, although it won't have much of an effect on the team.

"The owner of the Washington NFL team is hereby urged to change the name of the football team to a name that is not offensive to Native Americans or any other ethnic group," the resolution states.

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