An April Fool's Day hoax on the Internet about an alternate jersey for the Seahawks was a joke. But the NFL team hasn't ruled out wearing green next season.
The graphic of a neon-green Seahawks jersey posted on a Web site turned out to be a well-executed April Fool’s Day hoax.
The possibility of the team having green alternate jerseys, however, may not end up being entirely a joke.
The Seahawks have announced no plans to use a different jersey at any point in the upcoming season, a spokesman confirmed. However, NFL teams have the option of using a third jersey.
Reebok previously made a “fashion” jersey that included the electric shade of the Seahawks’ rave green and gray. If the team wears an alternate jersey at some point this season — still a possibility — green would be the most likely color.
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Paul Soto made that graphic using Photoshop, and it was posted as part of a hoax that included the Web site uniwatchblog.com.
“Just an April Fool’s joke — simple as that,” wrote Paul Lukas of onuniwatchblog.com in an e-mail.
The template was initially posted on www.greenglare.com, a site documenting the Hawks’ uniform history. The site is run by Michael Princip.
“I can assure you it’s just a hoax,” Princip e-mailed. “Thankfully, because those green jerseys were awful.”