VIDEO: 9/11 Truther Crashes the Super Bowl
Minutes after the Seattle Seahawks won their first Super Bowl in franchise history, linebacker Malcolm Smith was awarded the game’s Most Valuable Player honors. Giving a press conference following the celebration, Smith’s interview was interrupted by a 9/11 conspiracy theorist who jumped on the stage and grabbed Smith’s microphone.
The unidentified man, who was quickly arrested for trespassing, said “Investigate 9/11. 9/11 was perpetrated by people within our own government.” The plaid-wearing man was hauled off the stage by security and escorted away while normalcy was restored in the press conference following a very one-sided game.
While this is a one-off for more fans, the Seattle Seahawks are actually no strangers to 9/11 truthers. Grammy Award-winning Macklemore, a big Seahawks fan who get’s plenty of camera time whenever Seattle plays at home, tweeted “911…bush knocked down the towers”. Even Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has been linked to the truther movement after a testy exchange with a former general over the 9/11 attacks.
Back in spring of 2012, Pete Carroll met with former Army Chief of Staff Peter Chiarelli. The two talked about the team and about brain injuries, on which Chiarelli is an expert. Not long into the conversation, Carroll reportedly asked Chiarelli if the attack on the Pentagon actually happened.
Former NFL linebacker Riki Ellison, who introduced the two and was in the room during the meeting, said “Every 9/11 conspiracy theory you can think of, Pete asked about, And he didn’t stop at 9/11—he had lots of questions about the role of the military today.”
Ellison noted, however, that Carroll was just being skeptical, saying “Pete grew up in California during Vietnam, and during Watergate. That’s just the perspective he brings to the table.”