Sean Taylor memorial: Former NFL players, Twitter users react to Commanders' unveiling of mannequin

Sean Taylor memorial: Former NFL players, Twitter users react to Commanders' unveiling of mannequin
Sean Taylor memorial: Former NFL players, Twitter users react to Commanders' unveiling of mannequin
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The Washington Commanders unveiled a memorial that honors the late Sean Taylor prior to the team's game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

Taylor's family was on hand to attend the unveiling of the memorial, which is a simple mannequin with a full No. 21 Redskins uniform. Commanders players also wore No. 21 decals on the backs on their helmets for the game. In addition, the team unveiled a mural for Taylor by Section 132 of FedEx Field to honor the former Washington safety, who was killed during a home invasion in 2007.

Taylor also had his No. 21 retired by the Commanders during the 2021 season.

Here's a look at the memorial:

"It was beautiful, honestly," Jackie Taylor, Sean Taylor's daughter, told WUSA9. "They put everything that he wore, soccer cleats, like little things that defined him -- that were special to him. And that he did as a player, so that was really special."

However, the memorial drew the ire of many NFL fans, media members and even former players on Twitter, who all believe that the team should've honored the hard-hitting safety with a statue rather than a dressed-up mannequin. 

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