It wasn’t a night to remember at all for the Washington football team as they succumbed to a huge 56-14 defeat. Dallas Cowboys completely outperformed their opponents on the night and were the deserved winners. While some players do get carried away in the heat of the moment, given that some contests can be emotionally charged, in a rather unfortunate incident an act of violence happened while the match was on.
It so happened that by the second quarter of the match, the Dallas Cowboys had already made their intentions pretty clear and had pretty much sealed the match in their favour, giving hardly anything away to the opposition. They had already taken the lead 28-7 and the match had more or less slipped away from Washington’s hand. It was at this point that the Washington players, clearly upset from their performance had a bit of fight as former Alabama teammates Jonathan Allen punched Daron Payne.
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You got brothers? You guys fight, right- Daron Payne
After the match when Allen was asked about his behaviour, he refused to say much about it and instead said that it was the tense circumstances that led to him losing control over his emotions.
“Emotions are high, things happen,” Allen said after the game.
“I don’t think it takes a rocket scientist if you look at how that game went,” he added.
Even Payne was quizzed post the match about the incident but even he did not give any details. However, he termed it a case of “wrong place, wrong time” also calling it a brotherly fight.
“You got brothers? You guys fight, right?” Payne told the media. “It’s all good.”
Meanwhile, the Washington Football coach wasn’t very pleased and understandably so after the team’s defeat. Moreover, his players punching each other during the match wasn’t an amusing sight by any means and when he was asked about the conduct of his players, he said that they would not be punished this time.
“I’ve talked with them and as far as I’m concerned, that’s where it’s going to stay. What my players say to me is really nobody’s business,” he said.