The NFL has come down and brought about another rule change for the stadiums and the patrons entering those stadiums. No longer are fans able to bring in seat cushions. The ban is actually a bag policy but it does cover seat cushions that contain covers or pockets as they feel it is a terrorist threat or at least the use of one.
I guess at this point there is nothing more than can be surprising as to what one will do to feel protected, or at least place a rule into effect that they don’t think completely through.
As for some of the fans, they were not too happy about it either.
“I think it’s terrible,” 96-year-old Bills fan Ray Deibel said, via Gene Warner of the Buffalo News. “The seats are cold, and the cushion gives you some insulation. I can’t imagine them banning cushions for the seats.”
“I don’t like it,” said Doug Pagano, apparently a counter-terrorism expert. “I don’t think these terrorists are going to put their bombs in seat cushions.
“There are a lot of risks involved in life. You can’t prevent everything. Just because one guy has a bomb in his shoes, why should millions of people have to take off their shoes at airports? You can’t prevent all risks. I think the NFL is going a little bit overboard.”
Buffalo Bills fans are still able to bring in their own foam seat pads or their portable seat backs, but as for cushions, it is now a sore subject.