When the San Francisco 49ers played the Seattle Seahawks on Sept. 15 in the Emerald City, the 49ers lost 29-3. Unless the sports media completely missed it, the team’s bus was not mercilessly pelted with debris when it rolled into the parking lot of CenturyLink Field.
If we’re to believe a new television commercial, that’s not at all how it went down. Apparently, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had a heck of a time making it to the visiting locker room. Check out this spot from Beats by Dre headphones:
It’s thinly veiled, but even the casual NFL fan could tell those are green-clad Seattle Seahawks fans making Kaepernick feel less than welcome in the shadow of Mt. Rainier.
The Seahawks faithful aren’t too happy about how Beats by Dre is portraying them.
Thus, tweets like this:
Problem is, Seattle, the city of Nirvana, Quincy Jones, and Macklemore, likes its music. They like listening to music with headphones. And any true Seattle Seahawks fan won’t be caught dead in Beats by Dre after seeing that ad.
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Kaepernick seemed nonplussed by the whole boycott issue. From Field of Teams
“I really wasn’t worried about that, I was worried about doing my part,” said Kaepernick, when asked if he thought the crowd in the commercial looked like Seahawks fans.
He chose not to clarify if the commercial was supposed to look like it took place in Seattle. In reality, he has nothing to do with the wardrobe of the extras on set.
“It was supposed to be a hostile environment,” he said.