At Seahawks Game, Cops Dress as ... 49ers Fans

Fans are having a hard time keeping their hands to themselves

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 15, 2013 11:38 AM CDT

(Newser) – Apparently, Seattle Seahawks fans have gotten thuggish to the point that police are going undercover for today's game—dressed in 49ers jerseys, in a tactic aimed squarely at curbing fan fights and attacks. "The goal here is to get people to be on their best behavior," says a police spokesman. The Seahawks are making fans who get kicked out pay for and take a four-hour online course—in the apparently hard-to-grasp concept of how to behave like a human being—before they'll be let back inside. The Seahawks say 50 people have graduated NFL charm school, reports KIRO TV.

KIRO quotes a guy who got his face smashed for the sin of wearing a Packers jersey: "My eye I couldn't open the first night, my nose had to be rebroken the following week." Depressing? At least Taiwanese animators have gotten in on the action.

San Francisco 49ers fans react during the second half of NFL Super Bowl XLVII against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans.
San Francisco 49ers fans react during the second half of NFL Super Bowl XLVII against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans.   (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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