The report stated, “Snyder and his bankers are exploring all options, and a transaction could be for the entire NFL team or a minority stake.”
Washington fans are a pessimistic bunch, and rightfully so. Naturally, the final two words [minority stake] had many fans pausing their excitement. Nonetheless, it was a significant development for a fan base continuously searching for hope.
Here are some of the best Twitter reactions to the latest Snyder news.
Maybe the single greatest piece of news in Washington, D.C.-sports history. #Commanders
— Al Galdi (@AlGaldi) November 2, 2022
Just checked w/Adam. The below tweet which indicates the "sale of their franchise" as in the whole thing is yes, in play, BUT, SO IS SELLING A MINORITY stake. So, this could be great news OR this could be what we've expected which is selling less than 50% to raise needed capital. https://t.co/lD1plJXy7j
— Kevin Sheehan (@kevinsheehanDC) November 2, 2022
After years and years of denials, this is the first public acknowledgment that #Commanders owner Dan Snyder is considering the complete sale of his franchise.
Very significant. https://t.co/D2T3qICDjE
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 2, 2022
Basically, Snyder’s is willing to sell for enough money
— Rick Snider's Washington (@Snide_Remarks) November 2, 2022
Grant and Danny
I don’t think this is our parade just yet. You can see stuff clearly coming from Snyder’s side here: ‘value increase sharply’/that sponsorship thing they keep touting etc. I think they’re looking for minority investors to inject cash. Hope I’m wrong & he goes away forever. https://t.co/VgYWhqnhAr
— Danny Rouhier (@funnydanny) November 2, 2022
To me: This all but confirms the team needs money. They need an injection of cash.
But who in their right mind with that kind of money would ever be a minority partner for the Snyders? His only hope would be to try to get a well liked celebrity to buy in and be front facing.
— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) November 2, 2022
Listen, there was no way the NFL owners were going to vote out Dan Snyder; they'd be tied up in litigation for years.
But could they "Sarver" him and nudge/cajole/push him to sell?
Perhaps that has happened.
— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) November 2, 2022
The Washington Commanders:
– 3 game win streak
– Chase Young designated to return to practice
– Snyder MAY sell
— District Divided (@DistrictDivided) November 2, 2022
DAN SNYDER IS CONSIDERING SELLING THE TEAM. LEFT HANDS UP pic.twitter.com/p7yuWmP1Dt
— Barstool DMV (@Barstooldmv) November 2, 2022
Commanders fans seeing Dan Snyder is selling the team pic.twitter.com/F7uVFYNoft
— RunYourPool (@RunYourPool_) November 2, 2022
Dan Snyder after announcing he is selling pic.twitter.com/iFA3rm9bDs
— McNeil (@Reflog_18) November 2, 2022
When this story broke an hour ago, all of DC forgot about politics, national security, elections, famine, world peace….this is biggest story in this town right now. The hatred of Dan Snyder is absolutely bipartisan. Are fans prayers about to be answered? https://t.co/2Tx6Do9iHN
— Marc Polymeropoulos (@Mpolymer) November 2, 2022
commanders fans when they saw that dan snyder is finally selling the team pic.twitter.com/lMpw9Livkg
— john (5-3) (@GARR3TTWILS0N) November 2, 2022
Won 3 straight, Chase back at practice, Snyder selling the team…best week ever as a commanders fan
— ac (@_commandalorian) November 2, 2022
Snyder: “now, before we move forward, are you sure you just don’t want a percentage? You’ll have a massive suite at Fed…
— Manny Benton (@manny_benton) November 2, 2022
If Dan Snyder sells Washington's NFL team, I'll be a very happy guy. He ruined the franchise which I loved as a kid and covered for 23 years as an adult.
— David Elfin (@davidelfin) November 2, 2022
Dan Snyder: “I’m selling the Commmanders”
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) November 2, 2022
Dan Snyder: “I'm selling the team.”
Jeff Bazos: pic.twitter.com/KAzrtdkVRR
— DeeBo Chico (@DeeWasJoking) November 2, 2022
Left HAND UP
— Rio Robinson (@Rio_Robinson91) November 2, 2022
Who wants to be a Minority owner of the Washington Commanders? I’m down to pay for a stake in the team and bring 10 fans along for the ride.
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) November 2, 2022
Commanders fans today pic.twitter.com/Pff7x0PrSq
— Wu-Tang is for the Children (@WUTangKids) November 2, 2022