Something stinks at FedEx Field, and it's not the Washington Football Team.
A video credited to Instagram account "tommyob5" surfaced on social media on Sunday, showing a burst pipe at the Washington-Chargers game as it spilled its contents onto unfortunate fans below. While it's uncertain exactly what was in the pipe, fans shown on the video believe it was raw sewage.
Warning: Foul language used.
Several people can be heard talking about the pipe, with one saying, "That's sewage" before joking, "That's how we celebrate (unintelligible)." Another fan later responds, "They don't do that down in Carolina."
Another fan can be heard saying, "That's s—t."
The FedEx Field Twitter account later responded to the incident, saying the pipe contained rain water and had since stopped spilling its contents. The account also said the fans in the effected area had been moved to suites.
Quick update:— FedExField (@FedExField) September 12, 2021
1. It was rain water
2. It has stopped
3. The fans are in suites enjoying the game
All water under the bridge 😉 pic.twitter.com/kB2Jcr2q4g
FedEx Field — built in 1997 — is the NFL's 22nd-oldest stadium. It received a foot of new grass and soil prior to the 2021 NFL season, its first "complete renovation" since the stadium first opened.