Jackson Mahomes, the brother of Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes, apologized Sunday for dancing on the patch of sideline dedicated to late Washington Football Team safety Sean Taylor at FedEx Field.
In the video, the sideline memorial was roped off.
“I want to sincerely apologize for accidentally being on the Sean Taylor #21 at FedEx Field,” Mahomes tweeted. “We were directed to stand in that area and I meant absolutely no disrespect to him or his family.”
The incident sparked outrage on social media — with one fan writing: “This is disgraceful.”
“I meant absolutely no disrespect” pic.twitter.com/QsrEIy9UZa— 𝕵𝖆𝖒𝖊𝖘 (@DCWarriors_) October 18, 2021
You were directed to stand in an area that was roped off ?? pic.twitter.com/pziBWNtRUr— Nick ✊ (@MileHigh_Nick) October 18, 2021
Mahomes, it appears, wasn’t the only person to stand on the memorial. A number of other fans were seen standing on it, as well.
Case Closed.— Chad Ryan (@ChadwikoTWW) October 17, 2021
Jackson Mahomes danced on the Sean Taylor #21 sideline tribute for TikTok.
Bigger question probably needs to be why anyone was allowed to stand on it to begin with.
Not good enough @FedExFieldpic.twitter.com/qNY8GnL1gf
Taylor‘s retirement ceremony was not without controversy. The team apologized after giving just days’ notice that the tribute was happening.
The apology came amid a number of other scandals involving the Burgundy and Gold — including Jon Gruden’s leaked emails uncovered in the NFL investigation into Washington‘s workplace. Gruden resigned last Monday and on Thursday, the team announced it was retiring Taylor‘s jersey at Sunday’s game.
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