Washington Redskins get Mike Shanahan stuck in traffic before they fire him

Dec 29, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan during the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

After the clock ran out in the contest on Sunday afternoon between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants, it was all but set. As early as Monday morning, Mike Shanahan, after four seasons at the helm, would be relieved of his duties, creating one of the more interesting vacancies in all of the NFL.

But how it all went down, was a tad hilarious, to say the least, as reported by FOX Sports.

Now you would have to think that when he got into his car this morning to make his way to Redskins Park, Shanahan knew what he was going to. He probably just wanted to get to the park, get this over with and go home.

Sadly for the two-time Super Bowl-winner, that wasn’t the case as his firing was prolonged due to him being stuck in a little bit of traffic:

What made this even more hilarious was the fact that the traffic, and Shanahan’s tardiness to his own ousting, was caused by the Redskins themselves who directed the media to form a single line with their cars heading into Redskins Park, not giving Shanahan and alternate route, nor telling him to show up earlier or anything:


With the firing being pretty much common knowledge, I’m sure that all parties involved just wanted to get this over with as quickly as possible, but no. Nice job ‘Skins.



Topics: Mike Shanahan, Washington Redskins

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