Not much went right for the Washington Football Team on Sunday.
For starters, starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick suffered what was ultimately described as a hip subluxation. The 38-year-old was placed on injured reserve and is expected to miss roughly 6-8 weeks of action.
Getting back to the game, Washington’s offense line was bullied by Joey Bosa and the Chargers’ front seven. To make matters worse, Chase Young and Montez Sweat were stymied by rookie tackle Rashawn Slater.
And to put the icing on this unpalatable cake, a pipe burst in the stands at FedEx Field, saturating a section of seats. At least it wasn’t sewage water, right?
What a disaster, though fans whose seats were soiled got to take in the rest of the game from a suit, courtesy of the team.
As if that wasn’t enough, however, a pair of Washington fans decided to embarrass themselves by brawling in the stands. Check this out.
A pair of Washington Football Team fans fought in the stands on Sunday.
What was in the air in Landover on Sunday? My goodness. You just knew FedEx Field operating at full capacity for the first time since 2019 was going to result in some shenanigans. We just didn’t expect something as violent as this to unfold.
It’s one thing if a Washington fan and a Chargers fan were throwing haymakers, but two Washington fans? That’s sacrilegious. Talk about breaking the cardinal rule of fandom and abusing the privilege of attending a live football game.
It wasn’t even a competitive scrap, either. The man wearing the Clinton Portis jersey absolutely pummeled the gentleman in the Sean Taylor jersey. Sorry, but if you’re going to rep Taylor’s jersey, you have to show more fight. The Portis fan got off more than 10 punches in this clip. That can’t happen.
Come on, guys! Portis and Taylor both starred in college at Miami (FL). This is not the kind of behavior we expected from two fans supporting the Hurricanes. We know Miami football isn’t close to the powerhouse it used to be in the early 2000s, but this is no way to retaliate.
Also, if we may, we simply have to give credit to the man in the red shirt for stepping in and breaking up the fight. It look longer than we hoped watching the video, but better late than never, right?
Washington will be home for an NFC East slugfest against the Giants on Thursday night. Let’s hope we make it through the game with no stadium malfunctions and zero fights, especially ones between two WFT fans.
Is that too much to ask?