Anti-Redskins Ad to be Shown During NBA Finals (Video)

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The controversy over the Washington Redskins name has been a hot button topic in the NFL for a while, with no resolution in site in the forseeable future. According to the Washington Post, the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, a tribe based in California, has purchased air time tonight during Game 3 of the NBA Finals to air a rather powerful anti-Redskins commercial. The 60-second ad will run in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco and Washington.

The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation based about an hour northeast of San Francisco would not say how much it spent for the coveted advertising slot, only that it was a “significant investment” that was deemed necessary to further an important discussion on racism.

“It’s just a time to get people thinking about putting an end to outward hatred and using sports as a tool to focus on racism,” Chairman Marshall McKay says in a video explaining the tribe’s involvement in the name controversy.

Here’s the commercial, which is essentially a shorter version of the one that ran just before Super Bowl XLVIII.

[Washington Post]

11 COMMENTS

  1. Yes, and atheists have a problem with nicknames like “Saints” and “Angels.” And how come the Cleveland Indians get away with their nickname? Shouldn’t they be the Cleveland “Native Americans?”
    And on and on and on.
    I guarantee you that this tribe out in California has more important problems to worry about than the nickname of a football team on the other side of the continent.

    P.S. – What about the fact that high schools in Native American communities in Oklahoma and Arizona use the “Redskins” nickname?

  2. It’s the most racist name in all of sports and it needs to go. It’s 2014, this isn’t about being PC it’s way past due. The commercial is great.

  3. There’s no justification for that name. The owner and fans in DC need to grow up, change the name and move on already. It’s one thing to have a team called the Indians, Vikings or Seminoles but it’s totally different to use a derogatory slur up there with the ‘N’ word for your team.

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