Last night’s game in San Francisco was a pretty good one, especially for the home team. But 92 folks who paid for tickets left prematurely, and involuntarily.
According to the Associated Press, 92 fans were ejected during the 49ers’ 45-31 victory over Green Bay. Another 25 were arrested for public intoxication.
Last year, a divisional-round game at Candlestick Park led to numerous complaints from mistreatment by Saints fans. Local authorities responded during the NFC title game with undercover officers dressed as Giants fans.
Fan behavior has become an increasing concern for the NFL; being exposed to verbal abuse and drunken stumblebums makes paying customers choose to stay home, where the game is free and the TV is large and the food is much cheaper and the lines to the restrooms are short and no one pees on the floor.
Except the dog. And Uncle Ralph.