Redskins owner Dan Snyder broke his policy of not speaking during the season Tuesday when he addressed reporters at a charity event.
Snyder was asked about the team banning critical signs of late. He didn’t answer the question specifically, but he did apologize for the team’s sorry season.
“We’ve let everyone down, including ourselves, and we know that and we’re just apologetic,” Snyder said.
It may not sound like much, but just those words could go a long way towards starting to soothe angry feelings among Redskins fans. The sentiment echoed what Snyder said privately to Tony Kornheiser of all people in the owner’s box a few weeks ago.
Kornheiser told a story on his radio show that Snyder was “embarrassed” for Redskins fans, and Kornheiser encouraged Snyder to relay those thoughts publicly. It sounds like Snyder listened.
“I think number one I feel bad for the fans. I feel sorry for the fans,” Snyder said.
“And we’re very, very appreciative of our great, loyal fan base. And I’m
understanding; I mean, we just feel terrible. We’re disappointed and
we’re embarrassed. And we hope to get it going soon. We’re