‘They didn’t ask if anyone was hurt’: Fans speak out about WFT treatment after falling out of the stands at FedEx Field
Washington’s season is over and it’s out of playoff contention. But like it or not, the team is still making headlines.
The most recent fiasco for the Washington Football Team came in its Week 17 contest against the Eagles. At the end of the game, Philadelphia quarterback Jalen Hurts was walking back to the locker room when a horde of fans fell over the railing and on to the ground several feet below, nearly hitting Hurts.
On Tuesday, it came to light that Hurts was genuinely concerned about what had transpired, and wanted to know what action was being taken by the Washington Football Team and the NFL to remedy the situation.
Philadelphia Eagles QB Jalen Hurts sent a letter to the Washington Football Team and the NFL today asking “what follow-up action is being considered” after a railing at FedEx Field collapsed Sunday night, sending fans tumbling and nearly hitting him. pic.twitter.com/97LdY814KS
— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) January 4, 2022
As it turns out, not much appears to be happening on the part of the Washington Football Team. In a Monday report by ESPN, several fans who were part of the group that fell said the team and stadium employees showed little regard for them.
“They didn’t ask if anyone was hurt, and they sure as hell didn’t ask if anybody needed medical attention,” said Andrew Collins, 26, of Brooklawn, N.J. to ESPN. “The only thing the staff said to us was to get the F off the field.”
The extent of the injuries sustained ranges from severe bruising to contusions and pulled muscles, according to ESPN. Through ESPN, the Washington Football Team released a statement, which read:
“To our knowledge, everyone involved was offered onsite medical evaluation and left the stadium of their own accord. We’re very glad no one appears to have been seriously injured. The safety of our fans and guests is of the utmost importance and we are looking into what occurred.”
Several fans in attendance refuted that statement and said it was “completely incorrect.”
The NFL has gotten involved as well, and is looking into what happened to make sure it doesn’t happen again.