49ers fans to buy Seattle billboard taunting Seahawks

San Francisco football fans plan to mock Seattle on Seahawk turf.
Posted By Kate Stanton   |   Dec. 18, 2013 at 6:47 PM   |   0 comments

Dec. 18 (UPI) -- After Seattle Seahawks supporters paid a plane to fly a "Go Hawks" banner over Candlestick Park earlier this month, San Francisco 49ers fans decided to retaliate by purchasing a Seattle billboard taunting the Seahawks.

They set up a Facebook group with the intention of buying a $7,000 billboard near their rivals' Century Link Field during the playoffs. A GoFundMe page has raised nearly $10,000 for their efforts.

“I called up Seattle companies and got some prices, and we figured if we could raise at least $7,000, we’d be able to do something in response to the banner,” organizer Aasheesh Shravah told CSN. ”So many people responded. It has been amazing the support this thing has received.”

“We’re going to try to keep it classy and represent the 49ers,” he said of the chosen billboard, which will feature the 49er's five Super Bowl trophies and a background photo of Dwight Clark's famous 1982 catch.

Shravah and the rest of the 49ers fans have already raised nearly $2,000 more than the $7,000 needed to buy the billboard, but all excess donations will go to the Seattle Children's Hospital.

[CSN Bay Area, Seattle Post-Intelligencer]

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