Washington Football Team called out for error in updated uniform graphic
It was announced Thursday that Washington’s NFL organization will go by the “Washington Football Team” for the foreseeable future until a new moniker is officially adopted at some unspecified point.
Along with the rollout of the temporary name, the team also unveiled images documenting the uniform change needed to accommodate the update.
Washington will not have any change to its color scheme. It will still use burgundy and gold. The Redskins logo on the helmet will be replaced by the player’s number in gold. The Washington Football Team will debut its home uniforms in week 1 against the Eagles. pic.twitter.com/8DpC6b0Tyj— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 23, 2020
An eagle-eyed individual on Twitter, however, noticed that the graphic the Washington Football Team utilized for the mock-up image had one regrettable mistake: A soccer goal can be seen in the background of the template graphic.
Wowwwwww. Whoever made these for Washington couldn’t even bother to remove the soccer nets from the template graphic they used.— Zach Soskin (@ZSoskin) July 23, 2020
(H/t @dylanstw__ for noticing this) pic.twitter.com/7WiaBgnv3c
It’s definitely not subtle in the source image…(lower right) pic.twitter.com/ZPu2ts1Chp— Keagen Edwards (@KeagenEdwards) July 23, 2020
Lololol literally first page of google results. They are so pathetic on all fronts— Zach Soskin (@ZSoskin) July 23, 2020
As noted above, the image the team opted to use to create the mock-up graphic could be found on the first page of a Google search, suggesting a lazy, half-hearted effort.
The soccer goal in the background of the image of course is not the biggest deal in the grand scheme of things. That being said, it can be argued that the lack of attention to detail is emblematic of the Dan Snyder regime that has presided over perhaps the most dysfunctional organization in all of professional sports in recent years.
Making matters even worse for the Washington Football Team is how the numbingly generic temporary name was widely mocked and ridiculed on social media, even by some of the biggest names in sports.