The Oneida Indian Nation mocks the Washington Redskins’ poor season in its latest ad to push the team to change its name.
The Redskins finished the season 3-13 and today fired coach Mike Shanahan.
“As the NFL regular season draws to a close, it is safe to say that the Washington football team’s year is forgettable when judged by its win-loss record. However, when judged by what rose up around the team, this year will be remembered as historic,” the ad says.
The central New York tribe, which owns the Turning Stone Casino, has undertaken a national blitz to get the Redskins to dump its name, saying it is offensive to Native Americans.
“We will continue to speak out until the NFL and Washington team owner Daniel Snyder choose to change the offensive mascot and stand on the right side of history,” said Ray Halbritter, the head of the tribe. “Native Americans do not deserve to be the targets of a racial slur, and we will not be silent mascots. We deserve to be treated as what we are: Americans.”