An otherwise uneventful Super Bowl XLVIII got an injection of drama Sunday night when a man interrupted Seattle Seahawks player Malcolm Smith’s post-game news conference to espouse a 9/11 conspiracy theory.
Smith, the game’s MVP, was answering a reporter’s question when a man came up to the dais and grabbed his microphone. “Investigate 9/11,” the man said before being ushered away. “9/11 was perpetrated by people within our own government.”
The man, 30-year-old Matthew Mills, was later arrested, according to NJ.com.
Mills told the news website he traveled to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. just to do some fan interviews. When he spotted an employee bus, he said, he hopped aboard and wore old media credentials from a festival around his neck, eventually making his way to the media tent.
“I didn’t think that I’d get that far,” Mills told NJ.com. “I just kept getting closer and closer. Once I got past the final gate and into the stadium, I was dumbfounded.”
“I just saw my opportunity to get my word out there and I took it,” he added.
Watch below, via SB Nation: