SFPD Cops To Wear Giants Gear at 49ers Game

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Undercover San Francisco police officers will be dressed in New York Giants Gear at Sunday’s 49ers game at Candlestick Park.

According to SFPD Sgt. Mike Andraychak, authorities want to make sure Giants fans are not harassed or threatened at the NFC Championship game.

Andraychak said the enhanced security measures came at the request of the NFL after several complaints by New Orleans Saints fans at last Saturday’s playoffs game.

KCBS’ Anna Duckworth Reports:

“They asked for additional staffing at the game, also for additional officers in plain clothes so they could be in the stands, where Giants fans are seated,” he said.

Andraychak said the undercover cops would serve as observers and in tune for any problems that might arise.

If necessary, he said the ones undercover would call in uniformed officers to take action.

“The first step would be ejection. If you’re threatening, intimidating or using profanity, you should expect to be ejected from either the parking lot or if you’re inside the game.”

The police sergeant said plain-clothed officers have worn opposing team and 49ers jerseys in the past to better blend in with the crowd.

In addition to the added police force, more security cameras will be on hand to keep an eye out for abusive fans.

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  • Pride before prejudice

    Good!!! We used to have a bit of class. Now, some are just degenerates! I applaud the effort being put forth for this game and hope it isn’t only for one game.

    • rwm

      Wearing Giants jerseys? Now that’s clever.

      • occupy giant

        Now I know who to defecate on. Thanks, from the bottom of my rectum.

    • Deniserene Richards

      San Francisco police should be supporting the 49ers. It’s an insult to both the 49er fans and the Giant fans. I’m sure Giant fans can take care of themselves.

      • Jeff McCabe

        You’re under the impression that they will be wearing Giant gear to support the NY team? Really? Wow.

  • BigBoa

    So much for laws against entrapment. No doubt they’ll be antagonizing as well……

    • Ron Smith

      Oh great now everyone can pretend to be LEO’s just bring your cuffs and pick someone to harass ….

    • Rebecca C

      @Bigboa You clearly have no idea what entrapment actually means.

    • Homey D Clown

      They are pulling your leg on this one; the cops are REALLY wearing the Giants uniforms in honor of Joe Bite-me for being the fool he is, suggesting the “Giants” would win the Super Bowl

    • rreactor

      You’re just the type that creates the problem in the first place.

    • FusterCluck

      Entrapment my arse. Act like a hooligan, get treated like a hooligan. Act reasonably and go home having had a great time (and without having tainted somebody else’s day).

      Maybe if this was practiced on a regular basis at all major sporting events, Brian Stowe would never have been beaten near to death in front of his kid at the LA Dodgers opener last year, or that person wouldn’t have gotten shot in Candlestick’s parking lot at the beginning of the season.

      It would please me greatly to know that they were taking these morons out back and giving them a good tune up before they eject them.

      • ImaHippyBurning

        You are absolutely correct. I love and play sports my entire life but never acted like and idiot at an event or on the field. It is usually the fat out of shape jerks who freak out and harass someone just because they like or are on a different team. Grow up already and realize you woulda, shoulda, coulda, but never became what you see on the field. I for one refuse to support Pro sports anymore due to these idiots in the stands and the convicts who are now on the field… Funny how in this situation the 99%er’s idolize the 1%er’s!!! Simple minded drunks!

    • jeff3545

      one can hope, it would weed out the bad actors early on so everyone else can enjoy the game. Of course for that to work Candlestick would need to offer all you can drink free beer in the parking lot before the game.

    • AquiamCalvi

      Welcome to the de facto capitol of the Socialistic Republic of California.

      • Tickyul Horrific

        Yeah right…..tell that to the poor person who got a beatdon because they rooted for their team.

    • LEL

      entrapment ? You’re kidding, right? antagonizing? big boys & girl know how to DEAL with one who antagonizes.

    • LEL

      If you’re doing something you wouldn’t do in front of a cop big enough to straighten your a$$ out, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it at all.

    • 9ersfan29

      It’s not entrapment. entrapment requires solicitation on the part of the officer.

    • Jeff McCabe

      In what universe is this remotely considered entrapment?

    • Don

      Thats not entrapment einstein.

    • Thetimehascome

      I’ll be right behind the little piggy’s yelling at the top of my lungs, “F@#$ the Giants!” As long as there aren’t any children around and the cops don’t count. 1st amendment, use it or lose it and if the cops try and stop me, I will sue them civilly for not protecting my freedom. Go 9er’s!!!

      • Matt Hamlin

        why? seriously…why? Are you telling everyone that you do not have one intelligent thing to say and cannot just cheer and have fun at the gaem without being a punk? You….yes you are what is wrong with sports now and if I was to put money on it it would be proven that you actually never played the game at any reasonable level…..you are on sad small little person.
        Go Niners

  • BlownfuelCoupe

    I LOVE Creative Entrapment.

    Dress like the Sortoros, then we’ll talk.

  • Tony

    So you announce it to the entire world…BRILLIANT!

    • Rodney

      Idk. If I was a 49ers fan going to the game I would think twice about harassing visiting fans if there is a chance they could be an officer. Pretty smart tactic in my opinion.

      • Lou Bator

        You would think twice about harassing visiting fans because the subject of your derision might be a cop? What thought process are you using? Why harass anyone, unless you are a total moron? Do us all a favor and stay home from public sporting events. Something tells me that it is best for all.

    • Sam M

      I think it’s a great idea and announcing is it mandated by law, then it removes all second guessing the entrapment issues. Same as a DUI check point, they advertise them in the paper so that all aspects of the law are covered.

    • SF4Gens

      The idea is to prevent the bad behavior, not maxmize arrests.

      • Dude

        I think probably more like the idea is for the cops to get to watch the game for free without having to do any work.

      • BlownfuelCoupe

        Hey SF4Gens, We’ve seen what you’ve done, and NOTHING could have Prevented Your “Bad Behavior”.

    • Joseph

      What maroons!!! How idiotic is it to tell everyone! ONLY IN San Fran Freako!

      48er Fan!

  • Tracy Diaz

    .. Now you can’t curse??? You get thrown out for cursing?? Hello Police State..

    • rreactor

      Typical. It may be a foreign concept to you, but there are civilized people who don’t need profanity to express themselves. You might try it….

      • SIPA

        You should try tolerance. I can hear you yelling “load them in the gas chamber next”.

    • jeff3545

      It’s an entertainment event not a protest march. I’m pretty sure your free speech rights are still intact even though acting like a a$$hat at the game will not be permitted.

    • Lou Bator

      Do you curse and swear in front of your parents? If yes, we don’t need to go any further. If no, then why would you curse and swear in front of anyone else? Civil and polite society frowns upon such behavior. Think about it, and grow up.

  • BlownfuelCoupe

    Everyone knows San Francisco is Filled with Effeminate Gays, try this in Detroit you Cowards.

    • Matt

      I don’t think San Francisco police have jurisdiction in Detroit.

      • Mike

        I’m not sure anyone has jurisdiction in Detroit….

        That said, no one would take this seriously in Det or Cleveland.

    • jeff3545

      well it’s not like Detroit can be used as a role model for anything else…

  • ISeeDumbPeople

    Entrapment? Whatever. Here’s a hint: Don’t be an @$$hole to fans of the other team, and you won’t have anything to worry about.

    It’s a game, people.

  • Hugh G. Rection

    If you see some people there dressed like the Village People beware……They are TSA agents :-)

  • joe

    They used to call us the wine and cheese crowd. Now they are worse than the Raider fans. Can;t even have tallgate parties becase someonr shot a fan at a preseason game. Thats wht I moved from the Bay aerea you people just suck.. Go Niners and yes I said Niners

    • Whodat

      Worse than the Raider’s fans is saying something! The Bay area has become just another haven for ingrates! They should be castrated so that their DNA doesn’t contaminate the rest!

  • Andrew I.

    The new generation of 49ers fans are passionate. I actually love the idea of having teams fear coming to the stick. I have been a fanatic since January, 1982, and always wished our crowd was a bit more rowdy, like those in the east. The more boisterous the crowd, the more advantage the home team has. Just look at New Orleans. If you can’t stand the heat, then get out of the kitchen. Don’t come into our house and root for the opposing team. GO NINERS!!!

    • El Duderamo

      Dude, you couldn’t have the game without the other team. I guess your idea of a perfect Sunday would be to sit around with your friends and play with yourselves.

    • Don Carson

      In New Orleans we don’t threaten the opposing team’s fans. We welcome them and thank them for spending their money in New Orleans. I have been to both football and basketball games in NOLA and the opposing fans are always welcomed.

    • rreactor

      Passion if great but stupid, inconsiderate behavior is becoming the norm in what used to be one of the great cities of the world. This is what happens when people believe they are “entitled”. When the concept of “sportsmanship” dies we might as well just bring back the blood sports of the Roman Empire and all become barbarians again.

    • Eric Zoolander

      who the hell do you think you are to tell someone who paid $ to see a football game they cant root for whoever the F they want…real fans travel and follow their team…u say u been a fan since 82? how many road games u been too huh that were not in oakland where ton of niners fan go as well…u dont know what you are talking about and seriosuly i wish more fawks like u get arrested tomorrow…

    • jeff3545

      the point is to have *the other team* come to the Stick, not fans.

      Andrew, if you think hooliganism is a positive attribute you might consider getting some help. I’m not being sarcastic either, mob behaviors are a very troubling thing that have plagued societies since the dawn of society. You really have to keep in perspective that professional sports is a form of entertainment, it serves no higher or lower purpose other than to provide a spectacle that fans engage in.

      The recent surge in team affiliations is a created phenomena that professional sports marketers stimulated as a reaction to the decline of franchise affiliation in the age of free agency where players (in all sports) move from team to team with increasing frequency. 49ers fans are only more passionate, your word, because they are reacting to marketing messages and merchandising strategies designed to create an emotional response to something that is ultimately about commerce… butts in seats and logo’ed merchandise sales.

      • jeff3545

        btw, I wrote:
        “the point is to have *the other team* come to the Stick, not fans.”

        but I intended to write:
        “the point is to have *the other team* fear coming to the Stick, not fans.”

        pretty big difference in meaning.

  • AquiamCalvi

    Anyone that supports these actions by the SFPD should examine their motivations closely. The police are becoming provocateurs; for their strategy to work they have to antagonize a citizen into violent action. If the SFPD were more concerned with public safety and less with making arrests they would assign uniformed officers to patrol the stands and parking lot.

    • Don Carson

      Saints fans came back from the San Francisco play off game and said they were spit on and threatened. Some said the took off their Saints jersey because they were afraid of being attacked. They rated San Francisco, Chicago and Philadelphia, in that order as the worst for fan violence.

    • AquiamCalvi.is.an.ass

      AquiamCalvi – Your an A$$hat. Just wearing a jersey from another team isn’t antagonizing someone to act like an ignorant fool. You sound like someone that thinks the first amendment allows you to harass others just cause you don’t like the choice of teams. What an idiot. Grow up and move out of your parents basement.

  • jude

    you guys don’t know what entrapment is, your ignorance is the real enabler of lost freedom

  • DeputyMarshal

    With ignorant a$sHatS like Andrew, who think its their right to intimidate FANS, the time will come when the teams will play to empty stadiums and you’ll have to IM your cheers into an 800 niumber like American Idol. You sir are clearly TOO Effin stupid to be allowed out without adult supervision. What a TOOL

  • Davis

    It’s called agent Agent provocateur

  • John Villanueva

    I would think with all that good weed in No. Cal. you guys would be a lot friendlier.

  • gary

    yeah but most cops have a below 80 IQ so they will probably show up with SF giants gear

    • george

      If they were listening to Biden they’ll have no other choice.

    • Don Carson

      I think you must be referring to the fans with below 80 IQ.

  • Gibbs Bentley

    This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector. ~ Plato

    ———————————- http://911essentials.com

  • smartiest

    More great ideas for spending up all that free tax money. Always thinking.

  • Michael D

    You’d think the SF fans would be more aware of, and less likely to commit, harrassment and intimidation against opposing fans after Bryan Stow (a SF Giants fan) was almost killed by Dodgers fan in the stadium parking lot less than a year ago. Then we had the incident in Philly two weeks ago where the Rangers fan almost got his head taken off by a bunch of idiotic Flyers fans in the street. Add on top of that the likelihood it would be caught on someones camera phone. These fools need to take a deep breath.

    • Phil Mckracken

      Michael D- Did you know that the Rangers’ fan that got beaten was a NY cop?

  • poop chute

    immigrants cause all the problems. just look for brown people. they’re probably illegal anyway.

    • Carlos Morales

      Your being sarcastic I presume? Because if not, LOOK IN THE MIRROR! You cause the problems and minorities are left to deal with the consequences after your entitled, intelectually inferior butt is done pitching a fit!

  • Jeff R.

    Entrapment would be if the undercover Giants fan threw a beer on someone and then when the SF fan punches the cop they arrest the dupe. That’s entrapment.

    • george

      Thank you for clarifying that rather significant point. By the same reasoning, the procedures they use on “Bait Car” are not entrapment either.

  • RonnyFromTheGrave

    Unfortunately, the police won’t be able to completely erradicate the half-breed, twice-baked degenerates that pollute that state.
    Its full of central american turd-4-brains that have gangs for families.

    We should just carpet bomb them all at 1/2 time.

    • Carlos Morales

      Check your census forms! Those “central american”s are now considered white! LMAO! You couldn’t stand being a minority, so you re-classifed us as: race= white, ethnicity= hispanic.
      Truth is, since 1972 you’ve been on a collision course with obscurity!

  • New York

    Philadelphia cops- Heads up.
    Your fans are the worst.

  • HEAT

    This is a good strategy by SFPD becuase it, in essence, makes every fan dressed in Giant gear a potential undercover cop, and may give the morons pause for thought (if that’s possible). Go Giants. Let’s just see a good game where all assault takes place on the field.

    • truther

      lol, no they are too dumb to have a first though much less pause to wait the decades it will take for a second to come floating by…

  • Phil Mckracken

    I wish that police would dress in the visiting team’s garb at every sports event – Maybe then more families would attend and less a-holes.
    Great idea!

    • yeesh

      wife still having psychic nightmares, Phil?

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