(UPI) -- A DC based council has called on National Football League team the Washington Redskins to rebrand itself following increased controversy surrounding the team's name. The Redskins team name has been deemed offensive to the US' Native American population.
The council said the name was derogatory and suggested the name be changed to the Redtails after black fighter pilots who fought in World War II.
Team owner Daniel Snyder has held out against pressure so far going as far as to say he will never change the team's name.
The Redskins are third in the NFC East division with a record of 3-5.