Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts called on the National Football League (NFL) and the Washington Football Team (WFT) to improve safety measures at FedExField, after a railing at the Landover, Maryland, stadium collapsed on Sunday.
In a video that circulated on social media, Hurts was seen walking off the field when visiting Eagles fans reaching out for a high five went tumbling to the ground after the barrier broke.
"Many individuals, including fans, media personnel, and myself, were placed in a dangerous situation when portions of the FedExField tunnel collapsed," Hurts said in an open letter.
"Although I was able to prevent the barrier from crashing onto me, that was not the same for others who could be suffering from lingering injuries."
The NFL and WFT did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
"I would like to know what safeguards the NFL and the Washington Football Team are implementing to prevent this from ever occurring in the future," he added.
The Eagles overcame a sluggish start to defeat Washington 20-16 on Sunday, helping clinch their spot in the play-offs.
Jalen Hurts almost got taken out 🤦🏽♂️ pic.twitter.com/f5ClKvzxEX— Trei (@Trei_Cham) January 3, 2022