Seattle Seahawks fans are the latest to ditch SeaWorld. After a fan event planned at the park was met with stiff opposition, the venue quickly changed. The team's Seahawk Road Crew, a booster club to rally support for the players, was planning to hold a fan celebration day at SeaWorld San Diego this month to coincide with their first away game of the NFL season against the Chargers.
On August 29th, the group posted this on their Facebook page:
Traveling to San Diego for Seahawks @ Chargers Sept 14. we are planning a 12th Man Event the 13th Sat, Night at SeaWorld with a Custom Seahawks Water Show possibly Shamu! We are working on Final Approval with the Park right now... if everything gets approved the Event will start sometime between 6-7pm going until midnight. $15-$20 per adult probably $10 per Child for entrance and food & alcohol will be available for purchase... What do you guys think? I really want to see Shamu with a 12 Flag! Go Hawks!
What followed was a swift and thunderous recourse from critics on social media, including former SeaWorld trainer Carol Ray. She wrote: