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Turns out they were using something Thursday
I've been away for a few days... but I was reading on the Rider's pay-forum that the Riders were employing a new, electronic sound thingy when the visiting team was on offence for last week's game.
I didn't make Thursday's game so I didn't hear it and to be honest... I didn't notice it on TV. I'm not sure whether it was used illegally or not... but if it makes you all feel any better... the thread on the Rider's pay-forum is about as long as this one speaking out against it.
Apparently, this is the first game it was brought in and it may be the last based on the backlash from Rider fans. Rider fans have a strong desire to be the best 13th man in the league and when teams use this garbage it implies that the fans aren't loud enough on their own. Doesn't sit well with those who were there screaming their hearts out.
Will keep you posted if a statement from the team comes out of this backlash.