The Washington Football Team failed to pick up a victory on the long-awaited afternoon of Sean Taylor’s jersey retirement ceremony.
The ceremony transpired at halftime, and the sentimental FedEx Field crowd greeted Taylor’s loved ones with a thunderous applause.
As part of honoring Taylor, Washington renamed the road leading to FedEx Field “Sean Taylor Road.” No player had worn Taylor’s iconic No. 21 since he was tragically killed during a home invasion back in 2007 and that will remain the case throughout the franchise’s history.
Washington botched the ceremony’s announcement to the point where fans were praying that the service would proceed with no further distractions.
If you can believe it, Washington got through it unscathed, albeit with some bumps along the way. It was a beautiful scene, one we’re sure fans, and Taylor’s family, will remember for a long time.
However, the afternoon took a turn for the worse when Jackson Mahomes, brother of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and self-acclaimed Tik-Tok sensation, decided to record a video of himself dancing on Taylor’s No. 21 logo.
Take a look.
Patrick Mahomes’ brother apologized after he danced on Washington legend Sean Taylor’s logo on Sunday.
Is this guy serious? Dancing like a clown on Taylor’s logo on Sean Taylor Day?
Unfortunately, Mahomes was very serious, and he was met with a wave of vitriol from fans and the media, including former Washington great Bobby Mitchell, who made his thoughts on the ordeal very clear on Twitter.
So, how did Mahomes find his way down to Taylor’s logo? Well, a small section of the field was actually designated for the families of some Chiefs players. Unfortunately, one of those folks turned out to be Mahomes’ brother, who, intentional or not, made a blatant mockery of Taylor’s touching ceremony.
After realizing the uproar he incited, Mahomes took to Twitter to issue an apology, which will likely fall on deaf ears once you read it.
So to recap, Mahomes is sorry for unintentionally “being on” Taylor’s number? Maybe try acknowledging the fact that you DANCED on the No. 21? Does he not understand why his video received so much backlash?
It would appear not.
Look, we can’t blame Mahomes for being directed to stand in the area and we believe he didn’t mean to disrespect Taylor’s family.
However, Twitter does not offer the appropriate number of characters to deliver the length of apology that was required here. Either go into your notes app and type something worth publishing or start a thread on Twitter.
Mahomes’ apology didn’t even come close to reaching Twitter’s 280 character limit. Again, credit to him for acknowledging he was in the wrong and apologizing, but he deservedly made enemies with a lot of Washington fans on Sunday.