Once again the Washington Commanders franchise exploited the memory of Sean Taylor and nobody is happy about their actions today.
In advance of Sunday’s home game against Atlanta, which was the 15th anniversary of the day Taylor was killed, Washington announced that a memorial would be unveiled. Many were expecting an actual statue, but what they gave the fans was a mannequin that was enclosed in glass.
The No. 21 jersey is Nike-branded, the pants are Reebok, and the shoes are black Adidas soccer cleats. Everybody had an opinion on it, but the only one that truly matters is what his daughter felt about it.
“That’s something that was super special to him and something that he chose to do,” she said.
Sunday also marked the official launch of the Sean Taylor Legacy Project limited-edition merchandise line designed by the defensive back’s daughter, Jackie Taylor. All proceeds from the sale of Sean Taylor Legacy Project merchandise will benefit gun violence prevention initiatives.
The figure that now stands on the main concourse at FedEx Field looks like something you would see at your local shoe store. It should be noted that the Commanders announcement never said Taylor’s memorial would be a traditional statue, but something different or better could’ve been done.
As far as the game goes, Taylor Heinicke threw for two touchdown passes as the Washington Commanders beat the Atlanta Falcons 19-13 Sunday for their fifth win in six games since Heinicke took over as starting quarterback.
The Commanders bolstered their hopes of earning an NFC wild-card playoff spot.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.