Undercover Police Officers Will Wear Opposing Team Gear For Seahawks’ Home Games
RENTON, Wash. (CBS Seattle/AP) — The Seattle Seahawks announced undercover cops will wear opposing team gear for every home game this season to curb unruly behavior — that includes Thursday’s season opener against the Green Bay Packers.
“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 goal is to ensure a safe environment for all fans, including those supporting the visiting team.
The Seahawks say game day staff will intervene against unruly behavior, foul or abusive language and verbal and physical harassment of opposing team fans or stadium guests and staff members. Any fans asked to leave for violations of fan conduct will have to complete a four-hour online educational course at their own cost (of $250) before they will be cleared to attend events at the stadium again.
The use of tobacco, smoking and the failure to follow instructions from stadium personnel were all included in the press releases’ forbidden activities.
If ejected, the team may take appropriate action against the offender(s), which may include permanent revocation of ticket privileges.
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