Redskins to Fans: No Free Speech

ESPN reported last night that a Redskins’ fan who attended last night’s Eagles’ game had his sign confiscated.  The sign stated it was ‘Bingo Football Night’.  I don’t like making fun of Sherman Lewis’ community service, as Stuart Scott did on the air.  I think it’s classless.  But, you have to wonder if this is what we’ve been reduced to.  Now, paying fans can’t criticize the organization, even when they don’t use vulgarity?  That can’t possibly be true, can it?

I’d love to see fans rally around the Skins and avoid dumping on them.  Then again, I’d love to see the Redskins’ offense avoid looking like a drunk high school team.  Both would be wonderful.  I don’t think confiscating harmless signs from paying fans is going to get us there.  If anything, it’s going to make more fans marvel at the Redskins’ arrogance, especially since there were plenty of Eagles’ fans in attendance thanks to those third-party brokers to whom the Redskins sold general admission tickets.

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