Two fans were tackled by security and then quickly removed from the field at Allegiant Stadium, after disrupting Super Bowl LVIII between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. The incident happened in the third quarter with the Niners leading 10-3, before Harrison Butker kicked a field goal for the Chiefs.
The two men ran without shirts onto the field, with one heading towards the end zone and the other towards the Niners sideline.
Security quickly pounced on the two fans, and led them immediately out the stadium with three or four guards carrying each man. The incident occurred between plays for the Chiefs, but the game was briefly paused as the fans were removed.
With tickets costing a minimum of $7,000 to attend, it was an expensive stunt by the two fans who decided they wanted to get their air time. The CBS broadcast quickly cut away as the two supporters were removed, and the game quickly restarted.
The incident happened at a crucial time in the game, with the tide just starting to turn between the Chiefs and the Niners. San Francisco had been dominating, but not only did the Chiefs quickly cut the lead to four points, they went on and scored a touchdown straight away.
Ray-Ray McCloud got his punt return all wrong and handed the Chiefs instant possession within their own 20. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes then found Marquez Valdes-Scantling in the end zone for the go-ahead score.
It had been all San Francisco in the first half, with rookie kicker Jake Moody setting a new Super Bowl field goal record with a 55-yard effort. Christian McCaffrey also found himself in the end zone.
McCaffrey was named Offensive Player of the Year on Thurday, at the NFL Honors. He was also up for NFL MVP, but missed out as Lamar Jackson won the award by a landslide.
It was Jauan Jennings that found McCaffrey for the touchdown, as the Niners risked a fake play. Brock Purdy threw to Jennings, who found McCaffrey as the Chiefs went to sleep.
Jennings then found himself in the end zone to restore the Niners’ lead, using his strength to get over the line despite heavy pressure. The play was made possible by George Kittle, who converted on 4th-and-4.