Skip to comments.Seahawks: Undercover Cops Hired To Wear Opposing Teamís Uniform
Posted on 09/12/2013 6:52:06 AM PDT by don-o
RENTON, Wash. (CBS Seattle/AP) The Seattle Seahawks announced that the organization has hired undercover cops to wear San Francisco 49ers gear and patrol Sundays game in order to curb unruly behavior.
We have great fans, said Seahawks president Peter McLoughlin. Our goal is to ensure a safe environment for all in attendance, including visiting team fans.
The Seahawks announced Wednesday they will have the undercover police officers wearing opposing team apparel
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Sounds like a good way to get your ass beat, police officer or not.
It’ like Pros vs Joes. The cops are professional asskickers, my money’s on them.
Maybe in saint Louis or Memphis. I’m not so sure about Seattle..
Seahawks fans are not like neanderthal fans of other clubs. We are proud of our Hawks and don’t want to cast a bad image on the Hawks.
Agreed, unless the other team’s fans gang up on them. That would be my concern. For their sake I hope they have a good, coordinated strategy for help from fellow officers.
PS - The Ultimate Superbowl: Philly vs Oakland
Just what is it they are supposed to do? Go around and incite the Seahawks fans to get them arrested?...........
Yeah, they don’t need any help............
Nah, Chicago vs Oakland or Detroit...............
After a few unruly fans get shot, perhaps the rest will start behaving.
Oakland VS Detroit !
those Oakland Raider “fans” the ones who never attend a game but have all the “Bling” will riot at the drop of ANYTHING.
Im certain there are probably the same type in Detroit.
If we could arrange the game...get them tickets....and the let the “disguised cops loose in the place .....s/
I’ve seen Hawk fans stop an altercation brought about by an opposing team fan. A couple of 49er fans started in on a group and people just got them separated. Wasn’t any need for security to show up but they did. All ended well.
Certainly the majority of Seahawks fans are great. However, I’ve seen ridiculous behavior too many times.
Most cops have a chip on their shoulders, so this may be a good outlet while also avoiding police brutality charges.
Give them fifteen yards for taunting and pitch them from the stadium.
I last went to a Seahawks game about three years ago, and I saw one brief fight. (Of course I couldn’t see everything going on in the stadium.) So this police action might be an overreaction, although Seahawk fans DO detest SF coach Jim Harbaugh.
If the cops want to wear the uniform of the team that’s GONNA LOSE this weekend, that’s their choice.
Raiders at Chargers always produces fights, stabbings, heart attacks, and Life Flight landing in the parking lot. Stealth Oakland thugs come to the stadium once each year to terrorize mostly well-behaved San Diego fans.
This is one huge area where I just can’t understand sports fans. How can one have such a weak mind and fragile ego so as to commit violence against a fan of another team, in a sport in which one has no hope whatsoever of competing personally.
ok everyone leave the dogs at home....
The cops will give up within 30 minutes because they will find there are too many to arrest or the jail will be too full to arrest anyone else.
Theres must be something inherently sinister about Oakland.. if you ask me
What else could explain the fact that both the Hell’s Angels and the Black Panthers originated in Oakland?
I once lived there....for a SHORT time.
wannabe-ism taken to the extreme by shallow stupid people
that has to be the answer
Are the cops lobbying for the right of unruly fans to bring their dogs?
The one at the Superdome? IIRC Oakland won handily.
Bait Car, step aside; time for Bait-Shirt!
I approve of this obvious attempt to set up team oriented evildoers. Now, if we could just walk Bait-Whites through the hoods and the malls...
At Arrowhead Stadium, they announce a phone number, and encourage you to text it and turn in rowdy fans.
Last year it didn’t work so well. “Hey some guy with a paper bag over his head spilled beer on me” wasn’t a unique enough description.
We have great fans, said Seahawks president Peter McLoughlin.
If that was true you would not need to run a police sting operation on them..
I believe the most recent shooting a an NFL venue was in SF. I cannot.recall of hearing about a shooting at the Raider games in Oakland. BTW, those fans in Oakland know how to tailgate and have a party!
In some cases, excessive consumption of alcohol might be involved. The game is just an excuse to party and get drunk.
OK now that was pretty stupid comment
Its A GAME
You make fun of the opposing team supporters, but you don’t get violent with them.
I was at a Bills game and a guy was in front of me wearing a Miami shirt- and he had to endure chants of “a$$hole a$$hole ...” etc.. but when one idiot rushed him about 10 more bills fans stopped him and gave him a good beat down.
We got some damn good fans here in Buffalo
You make fun of the opposing team supporters, but you dont get violent with them.
I agree with you completely. Getting in fights over sports is stupid.
My point is that if the home team's fans are rowdy enough that the cops feel they need to go "undercover" in the opposing team's uniforms, they are putting themselves at risk. I guess that's what they get paid for, but still - they need to have a stratey to back each other up, in case trouble starts.
They could save a lot of time and hassle.. just blow marijuana fumes into the stadium bleachers before kickoff and at half time .. oh wait, half the crowd is probably stewed anyway... don’t try this in Oakland. baiting , that is.
Most of these fights start with drunk guys giving each other a friendly ribbing that gets unfriendly. Remember alcohol is an inhibition remover, which helps minor bad moods turn into major bad moods very quickly, and that’s when you get situation escalation.
You get 75 thousand people in one building a few of them are bound to be problems. Doesn’t mean the group as a whole is bad, it’s just statistics.
Steelers Vs Ravens...always a riot
Stench-ery fink field can go F.I. for it’’s smoking policy.
Are they getting OT on the taxpayer dime?
Is there so little crime that they have sufficient time, resources and manpower to spend taxpayer money on this?
I agree that such fights are foolish and stupid.
However, I believe that this is another example of government working to control *all* events in our lives.
On principle, this should not be allowed to stand.
Most of these stadiums are public property.
Keeping the peace and protecting public safety on public property is a valid police function. The very opposite of the overreach you describe.
Then why the need for cops?
To keep the 49er fans from being stupid.
Sorry that Pat’s fan can’t possibly get drunk drinking Coors Light....
Sounds like the Seahawk org. is more concerned about it's own fans
The Seahawks say game day staff will intervene against unruly behavior, foul or abusive language and verbal and physical harassment of opposing team fans