WASHINGTON (AP) Robert Griffin III runs 76 yards for a touchdown – without a Washington Redskins logo on the side of his helmet.
That’s the latest visual from a group that opposes the team’s name.
The National Congress of American Indians on Friday released a 38-second online ad coinciding with the run-up to the Super Bowl. It shows footage of Griffin’s highlight run against the Minnesota Vikings in 2012, but the team’s logo has been digitally removed from his helmet.
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Then come the words: ”Take it away and it’s still Washington football” and ”Change the mascot.”
The NCAI has been among numerous groups campaigning to change the Redskins’ name, saying it is a racial slur. Team owner Dan Snyder says the name honors Native Americans and has vowed never to change it.
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