The Seattle Seahawks have reserved a place on their jerseys in honour of Paul G. Allen, team owner. Allen, who owned the team as well as the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Sounders FC of Major League Soccer, died earlier this month following several bouts with cancer at the age of 65.
The patch shows Allen’s initials “PGA” in blue with the roof of the Seahawks home stadium, CenturyLink Field and the Seahawks “12th Man” flag flying above. The 12th Man flag was raised at CenturyLink Field in honour of the fans who the team feels play a crucial role in helping the team during home games. The design is encased in a blue and lime green rounded rectangle and will be worn on the front-left of the Seahawks jersey above the player number for the remainder of the 2018 season.
With the combination of a flag and Allen’s initials “PGA” some fans, perhaps not too familiar with the NFL, the Seahawks or their respective histories, may confuse the patch as having something to do with the PGA golf tour.