- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Twin Cities advertising agency has created a TV and radio ad that it hopes will make a strong point about why Native Americans and others oppose the Washington Redskins’ name and logo.

Opponents of the name believe it’s a racial slur that mocks Native American culture. Red Circle agency owner Chad Germann is a member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwa. The ad his agency created features a diverse group of people individually speaking a slur about their ethnicity. The racial slurs are bleeped out of the ad, until the face of an American Indian appears and speaks the Redskins name.

The ad was produced in association with the National Coalition on Racism in Sports and Media. The Vikings will play Washington in Minnesota Sunday when opponents are planning a large protest.

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Red Circle ad: https://bit.ly/10Fk6o9


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