The ‘raw sewage’ leak on Washington fans, explained

September 2021

There were a lot of teams that stunk it up in Week 1 of the NFL, but the hands-down winner was FedEx Field.

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that if unknown liquid is falling on your head there is no worse statement you can hear than “it’s sewage.” Typically I’ll scrutinize public statements and evaluate their veracity, but if you tell me sewage is falling on my head, then dammit I’ll listen and take your word for it.

Now, it has to be mentioned that the Washington Football Team is vehemently denying this was raw sewage being rained down on their fans. Instead their claim is that a pipe connected to a rainwater storage tank broke, leading to the fans getting drenched. So instead of raw sewage, it was just stagnant rainwater. That’s a relief.

Read more about the leak at Washington Football Team Stadium here: