At least for this Sunday, and twice a year from now until Dan Snyder becomes a marginally better person and changes his team’s name, the Eagles will have a more racially sensitive fan base than their opponent. Nothing could make this more clear than the news that Oneida Indian Nation is taking out an anti-Redskins ad on WIP before the game.
In a pregame advertisement to air on the Eagles’ flagship station, Sportsradio 94 WIP, Oneida Indian Nation representative Ray Halbritter thanks those in the sports world who have joined the growing call for the Redskins to find a new nickname because the current one is offensive to Native Americans. “In the spirit of mutual respect, it is time for the Washington NFL team to change its name. No group deserves to be treated as a target of racial epithets,” Halbritter says in the spot.
An enemy of our enemy is our friend. Thanks for the support! [CBS 3]