The Washington Commanders Are Getting Blasted For This Classless Statement

The Washington Commanders Are Getting Blasted For This Classless Statement

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The Washington Commanders saga has been covered ad nauseam everywhere in the media, including here on Highly Clutch. But, if you’ve been living under a rock, let’s review. Team owner Dan Snyder is being investigated by both the NFL and multiple law enforcement bodies for wrongdoing. This comes after a Washington Post article reported a terrible work culture inside team headquarters in 2020.

Things are not going well for him and his wife Tanya, to say the least. And, on November 2nd, the team announced they had hired Bank Of America to help explore selling the team. Then, later that day, the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District Of Virginia announced an investigation into the team. That’s coupled with the investigation into the team by Washington D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine. And, on Wednesday, news broke that there would be a press conference regarding the D.C. investigation. Naturally, the franchise came out with just about the least classy statement they could.

The Commanders put out a terrible statement using whataboutism as a defense

Here is the statement.

The player that was shot is Commanders’ running back Brian Robinson. He has returned to play. And, the terrible robbery-gone-bad has really nothing to do with any of these investigations. Rather, it’s a ploy by the Commanders to put the blame on someone else for the franchise’s shortcomings. It’s not going to work.

Everyone is furious at the statement

Unsurprisingly, a statement as terrible and vapid as this is going to get a lot of negative attention.

Robinson’s agent chimed in.

And, plenty of sports media personalities did as well.

I could go on and on with these tweets, but you get the picture. Dan Snyder and company, stink, no one likes them, and he’s going to have to sell the team. It can’t come fast enough for Commanders fans.