As the Redskins 2009 season limped along, a fan movement aimed at changing the way the team did things sprung up. The Burgundy Revolution was a creation of Twitter, Facebook, message boards, and talk radio. Their main demand was the ouster of Vinnie Cerrato. When Dan Snyder canned Cerrato in December of 2009, the movement largely quieted down.
Now a group of Miami Dolphins fans have begun a similar movement. The signing of 34-year-old David Garrard to be the team's new quarterback after the team stated a goal of getting a premiere passer this offseason has touched a nerve. Some Dolphins fans are mad as hell and they're not going to take it any more.
While there is no catchy name fo the movement just yet--there's something about the Aqua Revolution that just doesn't cut it--they did hold their first protest today, Reporters esimated that about 30 fans gathered in front of the team headquarters on Tuesday carrying signs and chanting.
The group's wrath mostly was aimed at General Manager Jeff Ireland. One sign read "FIRELAND" and the chants were "Jeff Ireland's got to go."
The protest did get acknowledgement from the Dolphins in the form of a statement. “We are halfway through the player acquisition period,’’ Ireland said Tuesday afternoon. “Let the process play out.”
The process played out in Washington and the object of the fans' wrath got a pink slip. We'll see how it turns out in Miami.