As Tom Brady approached his seventh Super Bowl win, a streaker caused havoc on the pitch.
Tonight, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers went up against the Kansas City Chiefs, with many believing it to be a generational match-up for the ages: a war between Brady, the GOAT, and Patrick Mahomes.
While the game itself didn’t quite live up to that title, there were some exciting turns: some inexplicable throws from Mahomes, Brady’s first touchdown in the first quarter and a streaker running wild across the pitch.
As the match progressed through its fourth quarter, with the Chiefs bidding to catch up with the Buccaneers, it briefly came to a halt when a streaker ran onto the pitch.
While the TV broadcasts cut away, people present in the stadium kept filming the unnamed man as he led the arena’s authorities on a wild goose chase around the players. Of course, it ended the only way it could – he was tackled to the ground without much grace.
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) February 8, 2021
One user commented: ‘Streaker got more rushing yards than any Chiefs running back right now.’
Another joked: ‘They really came back from commercial and pretended the streaker never existed. I’m tired of streakers being erased and otherised by tv networks. The streaker community deserves to be recognised.’
— Minutemaidking (@minutemaidking) February 8, 2021
Others described it as the highlight of the game, with a third writing: ‘That streaker was the most interesting part of the entire Super Bowl.’
There’s no further update on the fate of the streaker – one would assume he’s currently being reprimanded by security.