“Investigate 9/11. 9/11 was perpetrated by people within our own government."
Those were the words said by 30-year-old Matthew Mills, an independent journalist who decided to take matters into his own hands during the Super Bowl press conference on Sunday.
As MVP Malcolm Smith of the Seattle Seahawks was about to speak, Mills stole the microphone and interjected with one of the most trendy and common conspiracy theories of the 2000s: the attack on the World Trade Center and events alike on September 11, 2001 was an inside job.
The sudden interruption took the room by surprise and even had jaw-dropped Smith quite puzzled.
Oddly enough, security officers didn't immediately react to the confusion. Instead, an obviously irritated staff member shoved Mills off the podium.
According to RT.com:
“…he was escorted out of the area by public relations and arrested by police for trespassing. He was later released, but his ability to gain entry into the stadium without a press pass or a ticket raised questions about the security in place at the Super Bowl.”
Mills reported to NJ.com that he initially wanted to get near the MetLife Stadium just to interview fans about the game, but then saw his opportunity to get closer to the press conference by boarding the employee bus.
Mills says that he was wearing a press pass around his neck, but not the same one as those who were permitted entry into the press conference. After gaining admission pass the gate and into the stadium, he said he was “dumbfounded” that he had actually gotten that far.
“I just said I was running late for work and I had to get in there. It was that simple,” he told NJ.com.
Coincidently, Coach Peter Caroll of the Seahawk's is rumored to be a 9/11 ‘truther' as well. According to reports, Caroll confronted a former four-star general last year about his suspicions of the government's involvement.
Nonetheless, Mills' scandalous interruption is bound to raise questions about security procedures during the Super Bowl.