Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman (53) is carted off the field during the second half of the 2013 NFC Championship football game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks defeated the 49ers 23-17. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Fan Dumps Popcorn on NaVorro Bowman as he is Carted Off Field


San Francisco 49ers LB Navorro Bowman was carted off of the football field in the middle of the NFC Championship game after getting his leg rolled up on. It was a scary sight.

Bowman made an incredible play to strip the football out and looked like he had come down with the ball for the turnover, but the Seahawks came away from the pile with the football and Bowman left the pile with a jacked up knee.

As Bowman was getting carted off the field, some chump fan decided to dump some popcorn at Bowman on his way out. That is a classless move right there!

Richard Sherman (not exactly the picture of class right now) shared his thoughts on the incident as well:

“I can handle it,” he wrote, but Sherman did not smile upon learning that a handful of Seahawks fans chose to dump popcorn on NaVorro Bowman as the 49ers linebacker left the field with a potentially torn ACL.

“One thing I can’t accept is what I read after the game about Seahawks fans throwing food at (Bowman) as he was being carted off the field with his knee injury,” Sherman wrote. “If it’s true, it’s beyond terrible. 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. When he went down, I dropped to a knee and prayed for him. He deserves better than having food thrown at him as he’s carted off a field. All players deserve better than that.” (NFL.com)

Well spoken Sherman! If Richard Sherman says that is not classy, then you know it is bad!

Tags: San Francsco 49ers Seattle Seahawks

  • Badbeatya

    I’m a life-long Seahawks fan & I think that throwing ANYTHING at ANY injured player is deplorable and unacceptable. Those men are going to war for the fans’ entertainment & they deserve praise for their efforts, not abuse. How would you feel if you were injured at your place of employment while doing your job to the best of your ability, and then some bystander throws something (some food, a cup/bottle, a battery) at you and hits you while you are in pain and being taken for medical assistance? There is no place for that kind of behavior. Fans like that are the reason why stadiums have many restrictions in place. They should find that fan and arrest him/her. Fans should appreciate the visiting teams because it takes 2 teams to play the game. We all love to hate the opposing team, but we should thankful for their efforts as well and respect their spirit of competition.

    GO HAWKS!!!

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      exactly… that was sickening. hate that some idiot decided to do that.

  • Teri

    Agreed. Fan should lose rights to attend games. but two things you should know: fans at the stadium had no idea how serious the injury was — replays were not shown at the stadium; and 2) at Dec. 23, 2012 game, NoVarro took a sign from a Seahawks fan, seated in the same area, and tore it up and threw it on the ground. Not an excuse .. just a little history between fans in that area and NoVarro.