Seattle, WA - Sounders fan Elizabeth Montgomery reportedly yelled, “put your flag down, I’m trying to watch the game,” during the recent Sounders v LA Galaxy game in Seattle despite moving to the supporters section specifically because of the big flags and atmosphere that the supporters generate.
“I originally attended because my company had tickets,” stated Ms. Montgomery. “However, when I was at the game I was amazed by all the fans with their atmosphere and their singing and their flags. I had to see what that was like.”
According to co-workers that attended the game with Ms. Montgomery, she made the statement that she was going to sit with the supporters, something she’s done four home games in a row..
“Now that I’ve been here a while I think that I’m allowed to tell everyone around me to put down their flags,” stated Ms. Montgomery. “After all, I pay for this seat and I want to watch the game.”
When asked about the numerous statements that indicate her view may be blocked by flags and displays in the supporters section, Ms. Montgomery scoffed.
“They want to call themselves true fans if they aren’t watching the game? Hardly. Granted I’ve only been here for four weeks, but I can tell you that categorically waving big flags does nothing for your team. Only intently watching the game does this. Now that I’m here, they cant stop doing the thing that made me come here.”
According to Emerald City Supporter member Jim “Bigs” Richardson, Ms Montgomery screamed at him saying, “PUT DOWN YOUR FLAG! FLAG DOWN! FLAG…. DOWN.” during the last game for ten minutes as she completely focused all her energy on ensuring that she could see the game from the tickets she purchased specifically because of the atmosphere the supporters generated.
“I told her that this was general admission and she could move around so she could watch the game easier, but that made her more upset,” stated Richardson. “She kept ranting about how she wasn’t going to move because I was an inconsiderate asshole, and this has been her seat for half the season, and that she is going to speak to the stadium security about all of these disruptions in watching the game. I’m pretty certain that she intentionally spilled a beer on my gear I put on the seat behind me at the last game..”
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as this happens in every single stadium in the United States and Canada.