A Steelers fan dressed in full football gear managed to sneak past security to join the team on the field for Training Camp on Saturday afternoon.
Players flagged the impostor after noticing that his outfit – yellow football pants and a yellow jersey – bared little resemblance to the team’s practice uniforms.
He was also wearing number 43, which hasn’t been issued since former player Troy Polamalu’s retirement in 2015.
Before being escorted off the field at Saint Vincent College, the man participated in a few stretching drills and was seen talking to Steelers star Antonio Brown, who later joked the fan wanted to ‘check him’.
The Steelers have not commented on the incident, and coach Mike Tomlin declined to respond to a question about it during his post-practice press conference.
Fans are allowed to watch the team practice from behind a fence when they are on the artificial field, as they were Saturday.
It is unclear how the man managed to sneak past security.
A fan tried to sneak into Steelers drills to “check” @AB84 😂
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