Subtext is defined as “an underlying and often distinct theme in a piece of writing or conversation.” When used well, it allows the audience to read between the lines to find the hidden meaning behind an event.
On Sunday, Washington Football Team fans at FedEx Field were doused in a steady stream of sewage in what could be described as a moment that captured the very opposite of subtext.
according to these Washington Football fans at FedEx Field @wusa9 #WashingtonFootball
(🎥I/G tommyob5) pic.twitter.com/iCYNQOzosF
— Darren M. Haynes (@DarrenMHaynes) September 12, 2021
Hearing WFT fans yell “That’s sewage” and “That’s s***!” while the team plays on the field below isn’t something new. However, it’s usually in the context of the team performing extremely poorly or in reference to owner Dan Snyder’s questionable decision-making, cash grabs, or poor ethics.
Very rarely, if ever, is it because there is literal sewage raining down on them from a busted pipe. But sometimes life gives you exactly what you need when you didn’t even know you needed it.
In all seriousness, we hope no one gets ill or hurt from the mess. And uh, we hope the folks at FedEx Field are able to turn off the literal cascade of excrement that is engulfing their fans so that they can get back to enjoying the figurative version like normal.