The 1987 NFL season was one of the most memorable in football history. As the players went on strike, teams across the league were forced to sign replacement players for much of the early portion of the season.
The Redskins' replacement players, called the 'Scabskins,' led their team to a 3-0 start before the everyday players finally returned to action. The team went on to win the Super Bowl that season, but had previously denied giving championship rings to any of those Scabskins.
Until now. After an ESPN documentary helped bring the issue into public consciousness, the organization finally made the right call and granted rings to all these players.
The most notable win for that replacement team came against the Cowboys, who had a majority of their regular starters on the field by that point. Washington, led by quarterback Tony Robinson, pulled off one of the most unlikely upsets in NFL history to remain undefeated.
And on Tuesday, Robinson finally got the Super Bowl ring he deserves.
Willard Scissum. The 7-Eleven security guard turned tackle. pic.twitter.com/L4bm6gsLGS— John Keim (@john_keim) June 12, 2018
After waiting for over 30 years, these replacement players can finally call themselves Super Bowl champions and really, really prove it. An honor that should have been have been given to them long ago.