Indian Country 52 #11 – R Word
“We’ve been pointing out that the National Football League’s offense-o-meter is way out of whack when it comes to the continued use of “Redskins” as a team name.
Musician M.I.A., who is being sued by the league for $6.6 million over her halftime performance at the 2012 Super Bowl, is also sensing a selective standard — and she’s hitting back, in court.
The league initially demanded $5 million from the English-Sri Lankan singer for flashing her middle finger and mouthing “I don’t give a shit” during the February 5, 2012 performance. The sum was to be recompense for tarnishing the league’s “goodwill and reputation.” The NFL has filed an additional claim, for $5.1 million in “restitution” for the publicity her two minute, ten second performance brought her, a dollar-amount based on what advertisers would have paid for the time.
In papers filed on March 14 with the American Arbitration Association, lawyers for M.I.A. — legally, Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam — dispute the notion that the NFL has any goodwill and reputation to damage in the first place.”
– Indian Country Today, NFL: M.I.A. Owes Us $6.6 Million for a Bird, but Redskins Still OK.
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Indian Country 52
Indian Country 52 is a weekly project by David Bernie that uses the medium of graphic design by creating posters that promote issues and stories in Indian Country.
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