Redskins cartoon compares team's name to Nazis, Confederates

The Redskins logo appears in the cartoon next to a Nazi and Conferderate flag. Photo: Sean Lilly

(WJLA) - The debate over the Washington Redskins nickname got kicked into yet a higher gear Thursday with the publication of a controversial cartoon in several newspapers, including the New York Daily News.

The cartoon, which was created by longtime editorial cartoonist Tom Stiglich, depicts the Redskins logo alongside a Nazi swastika and a Confederate flag.

Sticlich's cartoon is captioned with, "Archaic Symbols of Pride and Heritage."

Numerous groups, most notably the Oneida Indian Nation of New York, have come forward recently to call for the NFL franchise to change its name, saying that Redskins term is derogatory.

Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has repeatedly maintained that he'll never change the team's name.

“That cartoon is very insulting,” says a Washington Redskins spokesperson.