Anti-'Redskins' ad to follow Washington on travels

ESPN staff
October 11, 2013
Ray Halbritter, a senior leader of the Oneida Indian Nation, speaks at a symposium in Washington © Getty Images

The debate over the Washington Redskins name will follow the team on the road when it faces the rival Dallas Cowboys.

The Oneida Indian Nation said on Thursday it will air a radio advert called "Bipartisan" on the Cowboys' flagship station ahead of Sunday's game.

The ad features President Barack Obama - a Democrat - saying he would think about changing the name if he owned the team, and Congressman Tom Cole - a Republican - saying the name is "offensive."

The advert is part of an anti-"Redskins" campaign slated to air in cities where the Redskins play on the road this season.

The Oneida Indian Nation is also planning to meet with NFL representatives about the name.

On Wednesday, Redskins owner Dan Snyder called the name "a badge of honour."

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