It’s no secret that NFL teams have a pro shop on their websites where fans can go and buy up tchotchkes of their favorite sports teams. Scarfs, shirts, bathroom decorations and even coffee mugs. The Washington Commanders learned a lesson this week, and it’s not the first time they’ve made this mistake. Last weekend, the Commanders were selling promotional mugs designed with their logo on a silhouette of Washington outside the FedEx Field stadium. However, the silhouette was not of the District of Columbia, it was instead the great state of Washington. Sports Illustrated confirms this mistake has been made before with promotional license plates a few years ago.
The mugs have since been pulled and while sports reporters were having some fun giving the team a little hell for an obvious mistake to anyone who has ever spent any time in D.C. – the team kept their sense of humor as well and even awarded a few reporters with the now collector item mug.
Well well well. Looky here. Hilarious move by the Commanders to send me one of THE mugs. I’m honored pic.twitter.com/Jq4dONp2eY— Pete Hailey (@PeteHaileyNBCS) September 15, 2022