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
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)

(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. (Read more San Francisco 49ers stories.)

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