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Thread: Seahawks have a brillant plan to protect visiting team supporters!

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    Seahawks have a brillant plan to protect visiting team supporters!

    The Seahawks sent a warning to their fans: If you're considering threatening that guy in the Patrick Willis ***** jersey to a fight, there's a chance he's going to boot you out of the stadium and have your season tickets revoked.

    Seattle announced that they will have undercover police officers roaming the stadium wearing jerseys of opposing teams this season, in order to detect unruly behavior and take proper action.

    "We have great fans," Seahawks president Peter McLoughlin said in a statement. "Our goal is to ensure a safe environment for all in attendance, including visiting team fans."

    The announcement comes just before the Seahawks face the ***** on Sunday night, in one of the most intense rivalries in the NFL.

    The idea of having police wear the jersey of the opposing team is pretty brilliant.


    There's no reason a fan should feel threatened when he goes to see his team play a road game. Two years ago, a San Francisco Giants fan was so severely beaten after a game at Dodger Stadium that he suffered brain damage and didn't return home until this June. Nobody wants a repeat of that.

    Among the things the Seahawks don't allow is "verbal or physical harassment of opposing team fans." Those who violate the Seahawks fan code of conduct have to complete a four-hour online educational course, at the cost of $75, before they can return to the stadium. For the most egregious behavior, season tickets may be revoked.

    The Seahawks have good fans and it shouldn't be a problem for most to root for their team in the most anticipated regular-season game of the season without acting inappropriately. For anyone who does get a little rowdy, just remember that the person you're thinking about harassing might not be a ***** fan after all.

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    Re: Seahawks have a brillant plan to protect visiting team supporters!

    Good for them. I've been to games as a fan of the visiting team and most of the time interaction with other fans is just harmless fun but there have been times where people that had too much to drink made me feel unsafe. I hope they don't get rid of all fan interaction but this seems like a good idea that the rest of the league should follow.

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    Re: Seahawks have a brillant plan to protect visiting team supporters!

    Seattle announced that they will have undercover police officers roaming the stadium wearing jerseys of opposing teams this season, in order to detect unruly behavior and take proper action.

    "We have great fans," Seahawks president Peter McLoughlin said in a statement. "Our goal is to ensure a safe environment for all in attendance, including visiting team fans."
    I guess what he should have said was, "We have great fans, but some of them are not so great, so we need to put undercover cops in the stands".

    I do think it's a great idea, plus it could be really entertaining. Imagine a whiners sack of Wilson on the field, followed by a guy in a whiners jersey handcuffing a guy in a Seahawks jersey in the stands. That would be great TV.

    I've been to a lot of NFL stadiums, and in all honesty, the best behaved fan base I have ever encountered, is in St. Louis. In 5 trips to the ED, I've never seen a Rams fan come close to any kind of violence, unlike every other stadium I've visited.
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    Re: Seahawks have a brillant plan to protect visiting team supporters!

    I think it would have been more effective if they had not TOLD EVERYBODY about the plan beforehand.
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    Re: Seahawks have a brillant plan to protect visiting team supporters!

    Quote Originally Posted by bltkmt View Post
    I think it would have been more effective if they had not TOLD EVERYBODY about the plan beforehand.
    The plan is obviously meant to be a deterrent, so by letting everyone know, they're looking to stop any violent confrontations before they happen. IMO, that's the smart way to go.

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    Re: Seahawks have a brillant plan to protect visiting team supporters!

    Why don't they do this is in Raider and Whiner games? Oh right, our taxpayers' money goes to idiocy.

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    Re: Seahawks have a brillant plan to protect visiting team supporters!

    Quote Originally Posted by Flippin' Ram View Post
    Why don't they do this is in Raider and Whiner games? Oh right, our taxpayers' money goes to idiocy.
    They don't do it at Faiders games because they encourage unruly behavior in the stands.

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