Philadelphia QB Jalen Hurts urges NFL to act over Washington barrier collapse | NFL


In an open letter, the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts has known as on the NFL and the Washington Soccer Crew to enhance security measures at FedExField after a railing collapsed on the stadium on Sunday.

In a video that circulated on social media, Hurts was seen strolling off the sector after the sport in Landover, Maryland. Visiting Eagles followers reaching out for a excessive 5 had been despatched tumbling to the bottom after a barrier gave manner. Hurts has now requested “what follow-up motion is being thought of” after the incident.

“Many people, together with followers, media personnel, and myself, had been positioned in a harmful scenario when parts of the FedExField tunnel collapsed,” Hurts wrote. “Though I used to be in a position to stop the barrier from crashing onto me, that was not the identical for others who might be affected by lingering accidents.”

“By means of the preliminary shock, my first response was to help these concerned,” the 23-year-old added. “I perceive the severity of what occurred and am extraordinarily involved for the well-being of the followers and media.”

Jalen Hurts checks on fans who fell after a railing broke at FedExField.
Jalen Hurts checks on followers who fell after a railing broke at FedExField. {Photograph}: Alex Brandon/AP

“I would love to know what safeguards the NFL and the Washington Soccer Crew are implementing to stop this from ever occurring sooner or later,” Hurts continued. “What occurred on Sunday put each followers and gamers unnecessarily in danger.”

A spokesperson for Washington has stated the workforce president, Jason Wright, has responded to Hurts’ letter. In a press release launched after the incident came about, the workforce stated: “to our information, everybody concerned was supplied onsite medical analysis and left the stadium of their very own accord.

“We’re very glad nobody seems to have been severely injured,” the assertion added. “The security of our followers and friends is of the utmost significance and we’re trying into what occurred.” Nevertheless, a few of the followers concerned have disputed WFT’s claim that they had been supplied a medical analysis.

On Tuesday, the NFL didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from Reuters after Hurts’ letter. The Eagles received Sunday’s recreation at FedExField by 20-16, serving to clinch their spot within the playoffs.