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The Washington Redskins organization has been at the center of a lot of controversy in recent years, from criticisms that the team’s name is racially charged to anger over hiring decisions by widely reviled owner Dan Snyder. But serving old beer to fans at the Redskins’ FedEx Field may be the worst offense to many brew-swilling football lovers, and that’s just what a number of Twitter users who were cited in a Friday Deadspin article say the team has been doing.

The controversy began Sept. 14, when The Ball Hogs radio tweeted a photo depicting an aluminum beer bottle bearing the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brasil logo:

The World Cup ended July 13, so clearly this fact raised some red flags for self-respecting tipplers. That initial dispatch was followed Thursday night by one by DC Sports Bog’s Tom Robinson:

Robinson followed that tweet up with a photo showing that the beer was in fact past its June 2014 canning date, which means it “has passed its freshness date,” according to Budweiser’s “Track Your Bud” website:

Not only is some of the beer at FedEx Field apparently expired, but the Albany Times Union reports that the stadium serves the most expensive beer in the NFL. As of October 2011, a 12-ounce brew at a Redskins home game put fans back $7, or 58 cents per ounce.

“To put that in perspective, at 58 cents per ounce, a six pack would set you back $42,” the website SaveOnBrew.com clarified in a league-wide report on beer prices. Meanwhile, the cheapest beer in the National Football League was $5 for 12 ounces, which the Cleveland Browns offer at their home games.