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September 3, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Seahawks’ crabbiest fan, Marshawn Pinch, retiring

Marshawn Pinch, the Seahawks' biggest crab fan, is retiring, the Seattle Aquarium said on Wednesday. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

Marshawn Pinch, the Seahawkscrabbiest fan, is retiring, the Seattle Aquarium said on Wednesday. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

Marshawn Pinch, the Seahawks’ 12th Crustacean, has hung up his shelmet for good.

The Seattle Aquarium announced the famed hermit crab’s retirement on Wednesday, one day before the Seahawks’ season opener. The crab “hopped a riptide and headed for the unexplored waters of Earth’s one big ocean,” the Aquarium wrote on its website.

Marshawn Pinch made quite the splash last season as the first Crustacean to support the Seahawks. He was fitted with a vending machine souvenir helmet and wore it until the team reached, and then won, the Super Bowl. Pinch came out of retirement one last time this week to encourage his school of fans to rally around the Seahawks.

A hermit until the very end, Marshawn Pinch could not be reached for comment on Wednesday night. Sources said he was feeling a little crabby.

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