• Undercover police will be dressed as 49ers fans at Seahawks game

    By: Graham Johnson


    SEATTLE, Wash. - Undercover Seattle police officers will wear San Francisco 49ers jerseys at CenturyLink Field for Sunday's Seahawks game to deter fan-on-fan violence.

    Taiwanese animators Friday released a spoof of the new tactic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Lv-JWG9Qpk&feature=youtu.be)  which aims to deter unruly Seahawks fans from assaulting San Francisco fans.

    A KIRO 7 investigation last winter revealed the problem of fan fights and assaults inside NFL stadiums.

    Greg Skahill's face was bashed in when he was attacked on a stadium walkway while wearing a Packers jersey.

    "My eye I couldn't open the first night, my nose had to be rebroken the following week at Harborview," Skahill told KIRO 7.

    The Seahawks will use off-duty undercover officers inside the stadium.  The Seattle Police Department will do the same outside.

    "The goal here is to get people to be on their best behavior," said Seattle olice Sgt. Sean Whitcomb.

    The Seahawks say any fans kicked out of the game will have to take a four-hour online behavior course at their own expense before being allowed back in the stadium.

    A team spokeswoman says since that program began, 50 fans have taken the course.

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