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Redskins fan: ‘Daily Show’ tricked me into appearing with angry Native Americans

Posted at 7:44 PM, Sep 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-25 01:43:48-04

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. -- Area fans who offered to defend the Washington Redskins name on national TV came face to face with angry Native Americans, in a surprise confrontation.

It happened after the group were asked to go to Washington, D.C.  to defend the Redskins name for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Comedy Central.

Redskins fan Brian Dortch said he bleeds burgundy and gold.

"I guess you could say, I'm one of the Burgundy and Gold Bleeders," Dortch said from his Dinwiddie County Home.

So when Comedy Central sent him an email to appear in a recorded segment for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," he jumped at the chance because.

"It would be other Redskins fans defending the name. You know, giving their opinion on why they think it's right," he explained.

Dortch and a Petersburg man traveled by train on Sept. 13 to Washington,  D.C. and joined two other fans for the taping.

Then about three and a half hours in, according to Dortch, the Daily Show's correspondent stopped. That's when the unexpected happened.

"In walked eight seemingly angry Native American's who did not want to let us have a word at all," Dortch said.

At that moment Dortch says he felt "definitely set up" and disappointed.

Dortch said he specifically asked several times if there would be anyone else involved in the segment and even questioned staffers when he signed a release.

"Nowhere in there did it say that we're going to pull some shenanigans. That we already told you, we were not going to do."

Dortch said he has not idea when the segment will air and has some concerns about how it will ultimately be edited and presented on TV but he adds he is willing to debate anyone about the Redskins name, as long as everyone is honest up front.

CBS 6 asked civil attorney if the four guests may have a court case if the segment airs.

"Definitely the people could have a claim," attorney Keith Marcus said. "If there was misrepresentation to what was to take place and if that misrepresentation then puts them in a bad light, they clearly might have something to work with."

Stay with WTVR.com and CBS 6 News for updates on this developing story.