June 18, 2013
Time are a changing! Ladies say hello to your new fashionable Ziplock Bag of a purse! Because that’s all you’ll be allowed to bring along with you to a NFL game this season! The National Football League has announced a major rule change that puts limits on the size and type of bags that can be brought into stadiums.
ABC: Starting this preseason, women will no longer be allowed to carry standard-size purses into games. A small clutch no larger than a person’s hand is OK. A large freezer bag passes, too. But anything else must be made of a clear material, such as plastic, and must not be larger than 12 x 6 x 12.
The NFL is selling its own version of the newly acceptable bag, although the league stresses that the branded version is not a requirement.
Some female fans have expressed outrage, saying they would rather stay home than be inconvenienced.
Others were concerned about having their privacy violated by the clear bags.
“I don’t want everyone to see what’s in my purse,” said Cheyenne McMurray, an Indianapolis Colts fan who was enjoying a Saturday afternoon at a sports bar in downtown Washington, D.C. “They’re still going to have to search the plastic bag. It’s just going to make everyone more upset.”
“I don’t like this at all,” she said of the rule change.
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