Commanders criticized for Sean Taylor memorial

Even during a Washington Commanders’ win, there always seems to be some controversy.

This time it didn’t involve owner Daniel Snyder — or anything that happened on the field.

Instead, criticism surrounded the memorial for team legend Sean Taylor. Taylor, who was tragically killed in his own home by intruders in 2007. Taylor’s jersey was retired last season. Remember the controversy surrounding that debacle?

Before Sunday’s game, Washington planned to unveil a memorial at FedEx Field of Taylor, with many of his family members, including his daughter Jackie, in attendance. In addition, the team, in cooperation with Jackie, created the Sean Taylor Legacy Project merchandise line with proceeds to benefit gun violence prevention initiatives.

So, back to the memorial, well, it wasn’t as planned and left many thinking, “why do they screw everything up?”

In fairness to the Commanders, they never promised a statue, only a memorial. And the memorial can be moved when Washington lands a new stadium. Most took it as the team was building a statue and the outcome was far different than expected.

Something to note here, Taylor’s family was involved throughout the process, so if they’re happy, does it matter what anyone else thinks?

Regardless, the unveiling received some strong reactions from around social media. We start with the most important reaction from Sean Taylor’s daughter, Jackie.

Jackie Taylor [Sean's daughter]

Robert Griffin III

Ari Meirov

Ryan Fowler

Darren Haynes

Commanders' hater Warren Sharp

Kevin Sheehan

Gambling guy


Will Compton

Rick Snider

Peter Panagos


Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire