The Washington Commanders memorialized Sean Taylor on Sunday ahead of their game against the Atlanta Falcons but the reaction to it was all negative.
It showed Taylor’s jersey and gear when he was a member of the then-Redskins. Some fans were upset that Washington went the mannequin route rather than an actual statue in or in front of the stadium.
Robert Griffin III, who used to play quarterback for the team, was upset about the display.
Former ESPN writer and broadcaster Jemele Hill also voiced her displeasure with the gesture on social media.
“I get this wasn’t supposed to be a statue but this looks like a display you’d see in a Nike store,” Hill tweeted. “Nothing memorable about it. Looks like no thought or care was put into preserving the legacy of one of their most impactful and beloved players.”
Washington retired Taylor’s No. 21 last year. He was selected Taylor with the No. 5 pick of the 2004 NFL Draft. He was a two-time Pro Bowler before he was killed in a botched robbery attempt in 2007.
He played for Washington from 2004 to 2007. He had 305 tackles, 12 interceptions and eight forced fumbles before his untimely death.
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