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A Native American tribe in upstate New York is the latest group to try to pressure the NFL to change the offensive name of the District’s football team.
Oneida Indian Nation launched its “Change the Mascot” advertisement campaign today and is running its first radio ad in the D.C.-area ahead of the Pigskins’ home season opener Monday against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The ad highlights NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell‘s condemnation of an Eagles player who was caught on tape using the n-word. It goes on to ask whether Goodel will continue to allow D.C.’s football team to use a racial slur as its team name and mascot.
But unfortunately for all these well-intentioned stances and campaigns, team owner Dan Snyder says he will “NEVER” change the team name.
Graphic by Carey Jordan