On December 10th 1989, the Cincinnati Bengals hosted the Seattle Seahawks, and in protest of what they deemed a bad call against the home team, Bengals fans began throwing beer bottles and other debris onto the field at Riverfront Stadium. The Seahawks, on their own four-yard line and easy targets, refused to continue play until the fans’ barrage ceased, and the officials stopped the game.
Bengals coach Sam Wyche took to the microphone to address the fans, asking them to point out anyone throwing anything to stadium security, and alluding to the reputation of the Bengals’ in-state rivals: “The next person that sees ANYBODY throw anything onto this field, you point ‘em out, we’ll get ‘em out of here. You don’t live in Cleveland. You live in Cincinnati!”