Just hours before kickoff against the Broncos on Sunday, the Redskins announced that they have revised their policy about fans bringing signs into FedEx Field.
According to a press release issued by the team, the policy concerning signs in the stadium will be brought in line with earlier announced rules governing messages on clothing.
“We’ve disappointed our fans so far this season, and I’m as disappointed as they are,” Redskins owner Dan Snyder said in the release. “I understand that some fans want to express their feelings with signs and they should do so, as long as they stay within the boundaries of good taste and don’t block the view of other fans.”
Said Redskins chief operating officer David Donovan: “We have no intention of trying to control our fans’ varied ways of expressing their views on the Redskins organization and the team’s performance.”
Earlier this season, the Redskins banned fans from bringing any signs to FedEx Field for what the team said was safety reasons. That decision coincided with the Redskins’ struggles and coach Jim Zorn being stripped of his offensive play-calling duties.