Published in TMZ.com
3 weeks ago
by TMZ Staff
Washington legend Darrell Green
tells TMZ Sports ... there should
be only one route Dan Snyder takes when it comes to renaming
his NFL franchise -- and that's to go with the "Red
"I would say that would be my first and only choice
right now," the Hall of Fame cornerback says.
Of course, the Red Tails was the nickname given to
the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African American
pilots who fought in World War II with planes that
had red paint on the tails.
Green says it would be an amazing move on Snyder's
part to call his team that ... this after decades
of holding onto the controversial and downright racist "Redskins" nickname.
"The Red Tails are some of the greatest heroes of
any color in our country," Green says, "and
particularly against the extraordinary horrors that
the Tuskegee Airmen were up against."
Green's backing of the name comes just days after
Washington's franchise QB, Dwayne Haskins, also threw his support behind the
potential new mascot.
Green tells us he hasn't yet been asked by Snyder
or anyone in Washington's organization for input
... but he's hopeful they'll reach out to him soon.
In the meantime, Darrell is working on a really
cool project with other NFL players ... helping
raise awareness and money for minorities who have
been impacted during the coronavirus pandemic.
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