A 49ers billboard is riling up more than a few football fans this week, as supporters of the San Francisco 49ers have reportedly gathered enough money to pay for a full Seattle banner that mocks the Seahawks. It’s said that this boastful billboard helps those fans to showcase their own winning titles — while calling out the Seahawks’ lack of a Super Bowl trophy. Seattle Pi provides the details on this rival statement this Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013.
The 49ers billboard needed at least $7,000 to be officially created, and the thousands of dollars required have already been raised and committed by a group of die-hard San Francisco fans, as stated on the project’s formal website. It seems that an additional $1,000 has also been raised, with the extra donations being given to Seattle Children’s Organization.
Although a site for this shining banner hasn’t been released yet, the project’s website said that the trophy-laced billboard will be staying high up in the air for all to see for the rest of December and well into January 2014. The reason for this 49ers billboard? The answer appears rather direct.
“Press releases indicate that this boastful billboard mocking the Seahawks is in response — and maybe even retaliation — for the “Go Hawks” banner that Seattle fans had flown over Candlestick Parkduring the Seahawks-49ers game just two weeks ago.”
Talk about fans that wanted to give an opposing team a piece of their band. While that banner was relatively clean and simple, the 49ers billboard has a lot more to show to the other teams’ fans.
The organizer of the banner campaign has also taken to his website to write:
“It’s time to respond to Seattle IN THEIR CITY after they flew a banner on us! Let’s make it happen!!”
Said one of the comments on the 49ers billboard over the Super Bowl:
“It is 2013…not the 80′s or 1994. You guys should all buy stock in The History Chanel with how much you talk about the past! Nice pamphlet you had sent to your fans on how to “cheer.” What a joke. SEEEEAHAWKS! 12th MAN!”