Seattle police to go undercover as 49ers fans to bust rowdies

Undercover Seattle cops will dress as 49ers fans to bust unruly Seahawks fans

9/12/13 in NFL   |   JoeKukura   |   492 respect

Blog Photo - Seattle police to go undercover as 49ers fans to bust rowdiesWe all know the uncomfortable displeasure of attending your team's away games while dressed in opposing team gear. You get beers thrown on you, you get threatened, and you get shoulder shoves galore. But if your team wins, you will gloat like Terrell Owens scoring a touchdown in a Sharpie and pom-pom factory.

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.

Blog Photo - Seattle police to go undercover as 49ers fans to bust rowdies"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.
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9/12/13   |   Jess   |   34876 respect

1 - I don't really have a problem with this. I've been to plenty of games and I've seen plenty of fights and nastiness. Trash talk and a little ribbing is fine, but violence needs to be curbed because it's starting to get ridiculous and we don't want to end up like some venues out there. As long as they're not instigating and causing issues to nab someone, whatever.

2 - They should also have some undercover cops dressed in Seahawks gear, because I've also seen opposing fans starting violent nonsense. Bust one, bust the other.

3 - They better not be wasting valuable tickets on this. I hope these guys are just roaming the concourse.