Alex Ovechkin at FedEx Field: ‘I hope the Redskins are going to win the Super Bowl’
LANDOVER There was a new No. 8 on the sideline Sunday at FedEx Field before the Redskins’ game against the Indianapolis Colts: Capitals star Alex Ovechkin.
Ovechkin donning his own customized Redskins jersey was in attendance for the Redskins’ home-opener and was on the sidelines roughly 40 minutes before kickoff, greeting Redskins owner Dan Snyder, former quarterback Joe Theismann and cornerback Josh Norman.
The Capitals make their preseason debut Sunday in Boston, but Ovechkin and a number of other veterans stayed home. Fresh off a championship season, the Capitals winger did not have the Stanley Cup with him.
Ovechkin said he’s a Redskins fan.
“They made some changes in their lineups,” Ovechkin said. “I hope it’s going to work. The city [felt] the Caps win the Cup and I hope the Redskins are going to win the Super Bowl.”
Josh Norman greets Ovechkin pic.twitter.com/o5LE5vqkpN Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) September 16, 2018
Ovechkin was introduced just prior to the game’s coin toss and received a big cheer from the crowd.
Ovechkin is here. No sign of the Cup pic.twitter.com/XTZpXTt7v5 Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) September 16, 2018
We’ve got a special guest in the building....“LET’S GO REDSKINS!” - @ovi8 pic.twitter.com/PcaWzJ6RQp #HTTR (@Redskins) September 16, 2018