The Washington Redskins are rebelling against the NFL by refusing to wear their official Color Rush uniform for Thursday night’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. Or so it would seem. If this is not the case, the team certainly isn’t doing anything to disavow us of that notion.
Back in March, Washington officially proposed a rule change that would allow teams to opt out of wearing their Color Rush uniforms, which the official proposal described as “garish.” This week, as they prepare for their first Color Rush game of the year, all signs point to the team wearing all-maroon uniforms instead of the all-gold uniforms the leagues says they are supposed to wear.
According to the Washington Post‘s Dan Steinberg, a team spokesperson has been saying for weeks that he does not know what uniforms the team will wear for their Color Rush game against the Cowboys. And coach Jay Gruden gave the same response when asked by a reporter on Tuesday.
But there’s more. On Wednesday ESPN’s Chris Cooley and Uni-Watch’s Paul Lukas both reported that “team sources” have told them flat out Washington will not wear their Color Rush uniforms.
As of now… color rush for Redskins will be burgundy on burgundy.
— Chris Cooley (@thecooleyzone) November 29, 2017
Source confirms that ‘Skins will *not* wear mono-yellow uniforms on Thursday night. If they go mono (and it’s still an “if”), it will be mono-burgundy.
— Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) November 29, 2017
Earlier this week, NBC Washington’s J.P. Finlay reported that the NFL has not given Washington permission to wear all-maroon, and that they very much want them to fall in line and wear their official Color Rush uniforms.
— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) November 28, 2017
Hat Tip – [Business Insider]