PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - In an attempt to keep the famously fervent Philadelphia fans from becoming overly enthusiastic, some undercover Philadelphia police officers will be wearing Saints gear to Saturday's game.
The idea, which has been used at other stadiums before, is to try to check overzealous fans before things get out of hand.
Saints fans complained in the 2006 season playoffs about abuse from Chicago Bear fans.
While fans of opposing teams can expect to be treated to catcalls or boos, fans are not expected to be treated in abusive fashion.
The fact that the Philadelphia police Tweeted about the exercise late Thursday night is probably an attempt to prevent the bad behavior before it happens.
The Eagles have a 'Fans' code of conduct' that they expect those in attendance to adhere to:
- Abusive, foul or disruptive language and obscene gestures.
- Intoxication or other signs of impairment related to alcohol consumption or other drug use
- Fighting, taunting or threatening remarks or gestures.
- Sitting in a location other than the Guest's ticketed seat.
- Displays of affection not appropriate in a public setting.
- Obscene or indecent clothing.
- Any disruption to the progress of the event by Guests' actions.
- Any behavior which otherwise interferes with other Guests' enjoyment of the game.
Each Guest should hold his or her ticket and be ready to display it to event staff or stadium security to verify their seat location. Violations of the Code of Conduct may result in the Guest being ejected, arrested by police or having his/her tickets revoked.