The Commanders have once again angered their fanbase.
Earlier this week, many believed the Commanders were going to honor the late Sean Taylor with a statue inside FexEx Field when they said they would unveil a “permanent installation” of the safety before Sunday’s game.
This Sunday marks the 15th Anniversary of Sean Taylor's passing 💛
We will honor him throughout the day ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/fs5KBHcdoP
— Washington Commanders (@Commanders) November 22, 2022
“Sean’s life was tragically cut short but his impact continues to reverberate through our Burgundy & Gold family,” said Co-Owners and Co-CEOs Dan and Tanya Snyder. “This Sunday, on the 15th anniversary of his passing, we honor one of our greats and his legacy by unveiling a permanent installation, so his memory is always with us when we take the field on gameday.”
Apparently the “permanent installation” ended up being a mannequin wearing Taylor’s jersey and not a statue.
This is the Sean Taylor "statue" that was just unveiled on the 15th anniversary of his tragic death.
Another embarrassing moment for the Washington franchise. Unreal.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) November 27, 2022
Fans were absolutely furious that Taylor didn’t get a statue inside of the stadium.
The way this organization repeatedly misses the mark is remarkable. Truly astonishing. https://t.co/05yeAIYSVB
— Courtney Cronin (@CourtneyRCronin) November 27, 2022
Nothing could have prepared me for how bad and embarrassing this is https://t.co/XUTwXPV732
— Well Behaved Account (Thanksgiving Joke) (@LouBegaFreak_69) November 27, 2022
Can't stop laughing that they just threw a jersey and helmet on a mall store mannequin. The most unserious franchise in sports. https://t.co/Nzx7M9tb0E
— Jon Benne (@LordBenne) November 27, 2022
Dawg.. just sell the team, or rebrand or something. What an embarrassment. They used a team store mannequin as a memorial.
What a joke, couldn’t give this man a plaque, or proper statue? One of the worst franchises in football continues to show why they are so bad. https://t.co/liGJ21Rsys
— Javier Vega (@JavierVeg_) November 27, 2022