Protesters at Cardinals' game push name change for Washington

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- It was a different kind of tailgating at Sunday’s Cardinals, one hoping to draw enough attention to make a name change to the Washington Redskins.

"There's been so many studies done so far that show the name is not beneficial to our children and after all the heartbreak over the hundreds of years, I think it's time for some empathy will be shown," said Joe Padilla, who wants the name to change.

Protests like the one in front of University of Phoenix stadium have been happening all over the U.S., but so far, there’s been no budging on a name change.

"I can understand why they would not want to change because they speak of their 80-year tradition, but at the same time they throw out thousands of years of traditions that Native Americans have had," Padilla said.

The NFL has responded in the past stating, "The intent of the team's name has always been to present a strong, positive and respectful image. The team name is not used by the team or the NFL in any other context, though we respect those that view it differently."

"This is not just a Native American fight; this is not just a black or white or Mexican fight. This is a human fight," said Jesus Cuauhtemocvilla, who wants the name to change.

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