Undercover Seattle cops will dress as 49ers fans to bust unruly Seahawks fans
The Seattle Seahawks are testing a method of making their home a little more hospitable to away fans. They're employing undercover police to roam the crowd at CenturyLink Field for Sunday night's Seahawks-49ers game, looking to nail rowdies who start trouble.
Undercover police, you do not want to try this in Oakland.
USA Today is reporting that undercover police will dress as 49ers fans in Seattle, hoping to nab the unruliest fans at CenturyLink Field, The proceedings ought to be pretty rowdy, as Seattle fans are attempting to break the Guinness World Record for crowd noise at Sunday night's game.
"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 tactic was actually innovated by San Francisco police. After New Orleans Saints fans were badly harassed in last season's NFC Divisional playoff game, San Francisco police wandered the NFC Title game the following week in New York Giants apparel.
Maybe those police ought to be on the field instead, though. After all, the greatest risk for unruly fisticuffs may be during Coach Harbaugh and Coach Carroll's post-game handshake.