Seattle Police Get Creative to Bust Rowdy Seahawk Fans – Dress in Opposing Team Jerseys!
The Seattle Times reported just prior to the Seahawks - 49'rs Sunday night NFL Game Seattle police are getting clever.
Under the headline, "Dont' Assault that 49'rs Fan - He or She Might Be a Cop", the Times described how Seattle police are becoming increasingly cunning in trying to stamp out what officials say is a growing problem of boorish behavior by Seahawk fans.
The story talks about Packer's fan Greg Skahill, who was knocked unconscious and left lying bloody on a ramp at Century Link Field during last year's Fail Mary Game with Green Bay. His Aaron Rodgers jersey was soaked with blood, and he suffered a broken nose and a broken bone near one of his eyes. Neither Skahill nor police to this day have a suspect, but a part of the assault was captured on closed-circuit security cameras.
As part of an undercover program to nab unruly 12th Man or Seahawks fans, Seattle undercover officers are dressing up in gear from the visiting teams. Police today would not confirm the number, or location, but did say numerous Seattle officers dressed as 49 fans were scattered throughout Century Link Field.
Officials hope this will curb was is being called a growing problem of opposing fans being verbally and physically abused by Seahawk supporters.
As for the Seattle Times headline, "Don't Assault that 49'rs Fan - He or She Might be a Cop.", Times writer Jim Brunner added "also because it's wrong..."