A scary scene took place Sunday involving Jalen Hurts and some fans at FedEx Field.
The Philadelphia Eagles just won and clinched a playoff spot and Hurts was trying to give out some high fives on his way to the locker room.
Then a set of stands collapsed, sending fans hurtling toward Hurts.
Everyone appears to have avoided major injury, but it could have been a disaster.
Hurts is not letting this slide and has sent a letter to the Washington Football Team demanding answers.
#Eagles QB Jalen Hurts sent a letter today to the Washington Football Team and the NFL, asking what follow-up action will be taken after a “near-tragic incident” when a railing collapsed Sunday at FedEx Field. Several fans fell; Hurts narrowly avoided potentially serious injury. pic.twitter.com/dfgwGndH9h
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 4, 2022
He wants to know what Washington and the NFL will do to prevent such a situation from happening again.
This is a great sign of leadership from Hurts and also shows he is genuinely concerned with the safety of others.
That appears to be more than what Dan Snyder and Washington can say.
Change Is Needed
There is just no excuse for what happened Sunday.
Another angle of fans nearly collapsing onto Jalen Hurts 🤯 @brgridiron
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 3, 2022
If Hurts had been a foot or two closer to the stands, he could have been crushed and seriously injured.
Fans came crashing down from high above and media members got caught in the situation too.
The NFL is lucky someone did not suffer life-threatening injuries.
It would be easy for Hurts to just forget about this and move on with his life.
But he is clearly a stronger leader than that and also has to be concerned moving forward when approaching narrow walkways with fans leaning over the edge.
It should not be too much to ask for the NFL to add in mandates about fan and player safety that focuses on the integrity of each and every stadium.
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