Ex running back Dale Atkeson of the late 1950's Washington Redskins, thought that having a sign over his door and an auto license plate with "1 REDSKN" and banners with the name in front of his house was just showing love for his old team.
Eugene Herrod of the Southern California Indian Center saw it in a different way and asked the Dept. of Motor Vehicles to demand that Atkeson surrender his license plate, stating that it was not "Politically Correct" and is offensive to Indians.
Although Atkeson is fighting the demand, he expects to lose his plate and his wife's plate also which reads "RDSKIN 2". There has been a long-standing battle with the American Indian Community and teams with Indian names.