Did Seahawks fans throw popcorn at NaVorro Bowman as he was carted off? (GIF)
Seattle Seahawks fans are known for being some of the loudest in sports. The team feels a special connection with its “12th man,” and you can understand why. Seattle has been one of the most difficult teams to play on the road in recent years, mostly because of the noise. However, the person or persons who threw popcorn at NaVorro Bowman on Sunday have no reason to be proud.
Bowman suffered a gruesome leg injury on a play near the goal line in the fourth quarter. Those of you who have a strong stomach can watch the play here. As he was being carted off the field and into the locker room, Bowman appeared to get a popcorn shower.
Throwing things at players is always a classless thing to do. When someone has just torn their knee apart and is exiting the biggest game of the year, it’s even tougher to watch. In a piece he wrote for Peter King’s “Monday Morning Quarterback,” Richard Sherman ripped whoever threw the food.
“If it’s true, it’s beyond terrible,” Sherman said. “That’s as low as it gets. I’m sure whoever did this is in a small minority of fans, because I don’t think that kind of action is an accurate representation of the character of the 12th man. Navorro Bowman is a great player who plays the game the right way. … He deserves better than having food thrown at him as he’s carted off a field. All players deserve better than that.”
Sherman may have made a fool of himself during a couple of postgame interviews, but we’re with him on that. Totally uncalled for.
GIF via Guyism