The Washington Commanders are having some serious hang-ups with the merchandising of their new logo and branding.
The Washington Commanders — known as the Washington Football Team over the last few years — are rolling out a new name and a slight tweak to branding this season, and so far, it’s causing some serious issues in the merchandising department. Apparently, some members of the team don’t even know what state the team is located in.
With gates opening up for Week 1 of the regular season, some reporters noticed something off about the coffee mugs for sale at the stadium.
Washington Commanders put wrong state on coffee mugs for sale at FedEx Field
Who approved this?
If you didn’t know, the Commanders represent the District of Columbia, not Washington State. The two are on opposite coasts of the country, so it’s a big difference. FedEx Field itself is located in the State of Maryland.
Washington State‘s football team is the Seattle Seahawks.
I guess this is what happens when you outsource your merchandise, because there’s no way someone who actually works for the Commanders made this happen… right?
Regardles, someone familiar with the geographic location of the team had to approve this. Not great!
Might be a rough day for someone on Monday at work. Maybe as a punishment, whoever is at fault should be traded to the Seahawks.
This could become a funny, niche collector item. It’s like getting your hands on the losing Super Bowl team’s T-shirts!