Deaf Redskins Fans Suing for Closed-Captioning

Not to be outdone by the blind, the deaf are suing the Washington Redskins alleging “the team is in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act for failing to provide captioning during games” live at FedEx Field.

“I have been a Redskins season ticketholder for six years,” says one of the members of the lawsuit, “When a player gets ejected, I have no idea why. . . .”

Adding captioning to the Jumbo-Tron seems reasonable enough, because hell, who CAN hear in a football stadium? We’re all for it. In the meantime, though, it’s probably time to learn the hand-signals displayed by referees. This one is called “safety,” and unless Clinton Portis comes back soon, you might want to commit it to memory.

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