"... The Slur of the Fighting Irish"
Diogenes notes that the Archbishop of Armagh has given the NCAA (headquartered in Nativeamericanapolis, Nativamericana) the green light it needed to go after Notre Dame's mascot:
Has the time not come for us to ditch, once and for all, the caricature of the drunken Irish and to consign it to the realm of history along with the slur of the Fighting Irish?(emphasis added)
For what it's worth, I love the name "Fighting Irish", which Notre Dame's athletic teams have answered to since the early days of the 20th century. But the Leprechaun as the embodiment of the Fighting Irish spirit is a more recent innovation at Our Lady's University, and one that I detest for reasons I explain here.
In short, it is the Leprechaun, which is the Irish equivalent of the lawn jockey, that should be ditched.