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No protesters spotted at FedEx Field

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Earlier today, ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio reported that the Redskins have extra security behind their bench, for fear of protests against the team’s name — in the team’s home stadium.

Paolantonio has since reported that no protesters have been spotted in the stadium.  Per multiple reports, the Redskins separately have denied that any efforts have been made to increase security.

Still, Paolantonio reported, with video evidence, that a pair of Prince George’s County deputies were stationed behind the team’s bench.  And the deputies told ESPN that they were instructed to look for protesters.

The question remains whether the goal was to pull the plug on legitimate protests or to protect team personnel against protests that cross the line.

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28 Responses to “No protesters spotted at FedEx Field”
  1. steelersaregodsteam says: Nov 3, 2013 12:40 PM

    Hail to the Redtails!

  2. tikisays says: Nov 3, 2013 12:46 PM

    No protesters have been spotted so far-I wonder if any quarterbacks will be spotted there today!!!!

  3. redbearwoodall says: Nov 3, 2013 12:49 PM

    So… Is this a case of the media and “higher-ups” making a big deal out of something nobody cares about again?

  4. ss2k8 says: Nov 3, 2013 12:50 PM

    Pretty sure the extra security was so that any protesters who did show up didn’t have the crap kicked out of them by fans if the Redskins started losing big..

  5. cocheese000 says: Nov 3, 2013 12:54 PM

    Lol that would be an expensive protest. Those seats are not cheap.

  6. purplengold says: Nov 3, 2013 12:56 PM

    No evidence of dissent will be tolerated; peaceful protests will not be allowed. It’s the same as when peaceful protesters of our never ending wars with the rest of the world are not allowed outside the gates of the white house. Police tell the protesters they must move because it “spoils the scenery for tourists who might want to take pictures of the white house.”

  7. onbucky96 says: Nov 3, 2013 12:57 PM

    Interesting. Synder now employing police to squash the pitiful voices of reason.

  8. isphet71 says: Nov 3, 2013 12:59 PM

    Because there aren’t really many people that give a crap about the Redskins’ name. They won’t show up in force until they have a force to show.

    The group that is fighting the Redskins’ name is a very small minority. Small, but vocal, and backed by a very liberal media that will make a mountain out of a molehill to sell a few more advertising dollars.

  9. albinorhino49 says: Nov 3, 2013 12:59 PM

    The Washington Protesters. A no show, like the Washington Redskins.

  10. blackngold4life says: Nov 3, 2013 1:00 PM

    No protesters cause no one cares except the media..

  11. dsimp724 says: Nov 3, 2013 1:01 PM

    No football players spotted either….

  12. billiamsofdollars says: Nov 3, 2013 1:02 PM

    The funniest part is that any protests that do happen will involve no actual native americans

  13. seahawkgoat says: Nov 3, 2013 1:12 PM

    I think San Diego is a good football team

  14. serkeljerks says: Nov 3, 2013 1:26 PM

    Hail to the Bravehearts!!!!!

  15. charger383 says: Nov 3, 2013 1:33 PM

    Anybody silly enough to protest the great name, Redskins, at FedEx Field would need security.

  16. rcali says: Nov 3, 2013 1:35 PM

    This is why Snyder is rich, he doesn’t care about what the .0001% of the people think.

  17. harrisonhits2 says: Nov 3, 2013 1:37 PM

    Washington fans were however spotted with bags over their heads.

    Bags they didn’t even bother cutting eye holes in because they can’t bear to watch.

  18. racistredskins says: Nov 3, 2013 1:54 PM

    They’re hidding in the tall grass.

  19. racistredskins says: Nov 3, 2013 1:54 PM

    Circle the wagon’s

  20. 2difshoe says: Nov 3, 2013 1:59 PM

    How about naming them the Washington D.Ceased…..resembles the season too.

  21. jagsandliquor says: Nov 3, 2013 2:43 PM

    Go Washington Costases

  22. defscottyb says: Nov 3, 2013 3:04 PM

    Good!

  23. awm7353 says: Nov 3, 2013 4:15 PM

    Does this mean NBC’s media blitz to sway public opinion is not working?

  24. draftazoid says: Nov 3, 2013 8:39 PM

    There were 13 less protesters at the Redskins/Chargers game than at the Redskins/Packers game. (Hint: there were only 13 at the Redskins/Packers game)
    Do the math. Time for the media to drop their Chase.

  25. Foghorn The IKonoclast says: Nov 3, 2013 9:07 PM

    Thanks Mike, NFL and especially Herr Goodell. Keep fanning the flames until something actually does happen..lol

  26. redskinfansince82 says: Nov 3, 2013 9:22 PM

    There are no Native Americans in the Hood where this Stadium exist. That’s why this story is so funny to me.

  27. defscottyb says: Nov 4, 2013 1:08 AM

    All I know is that the Skins Won! Hail!

  28. mdpgc says: Nov 4, 2013 9:45 AM

    At the game yesterday, as I am at every REDSKINS home this year, and I can report that NO protesters were at the stadium.

    REDSKINS continue to WIN!

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