From coast to coast in the US and in cities across the world, millions of football fans were glued to their TVs on Sunday night for the
But one man inside
That man has since been identified as Teneo CEO, Declan Kelly, who also has ties to Hillary Clinton.
Footage posted online showed the man in his seat – in the lower level of the stands behind the Chiefs end zone – sitting with his arms folded and eyes closed.
Millions of football fans were glued to their TV screens for the Super Bowl on Sunday, but one man inside the Hard Rock Stadium appeared unfussed as he slept through the first quarter
Karisa Maxwell tweeted the footage, writing: ‘Somehow, this man is sleeping through the #SuperBowl. We’re still only in the first quarter.’
The video caused a mixture of elation and fury as it began circulating, with some praising the man for managing to sleep despite the raucous atmosphere while others despaired at his attitude.
One user called Clemmy wrote: ‘You gotta be rich to spend $1500 plus on a super bowl ticket just to sleep at the game.’
Another, going by the name MamaBear, added: ‘Holy crap how much did he pay to sleep at the Super Bowl?’
Christian Vind said: ‘How could someone sleep at the most iconic events? The Super Bowl was a must watch!’
But others praised the man as a ‘hero’, suggesting that he may have had a few too many beers before the game or that he was looking to take a nap away from his kids.
The man was filmed sitting down with his legs and arms crossed and eyes closed, while thousands of other fans around him stood watching in rapt attention
Some Twitter users reacted with fury at the man’s actions, while other praised his ability to fall asleep despite the raucous atmosphere
Admiring the man’s ability to fall asleep, Valerie Michaels wrote: ‘No sleep mask. No ear plugs. No weighted blanket. Pure talent.’
‘My man just wanted some time away from his kids,’ Wheezin’ Grevious said, before fellow user Hollywood Paul responded: ‘Told his wife he was working overtime. Becomes a national treasure.’
Gigi with the tea added: ‘Day drinking is one of the most difficult sports there is.’
Maxwell revealed that the man later woke up, and that his friend showed him the video – which has been viewed millions of times online.
The Chiefs came from 20-10 down in the fourth quarter to beat the 49ers 31-20 for their first Super Bowl win in more than 50 years and the second in franchise history.
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw two touchdowns while Damien Williams ran in a third in just seven minutes to seal the victory
The win makes 24-year-old Mahomes the second-youngest quarterback in NFL history to win the Super Bowl, and the youngest ever to win the title and NFL MVP.
Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes celebrate after defeating San Francisco 49ers by 31 – 20 in Super Bowl LIV
Andy Reid became the first coach to win his first Super Bowl after 20 years in the job (pictured right celebrating with Travis Kelce)
Kansas City Chiefs nose tackle Derrick Nnadi celebrates after after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV
Chiefs fans celebrate at the Power and Light District as the Kansas City Chiefs defeat the San Francisco 49ers
Head coach Andy Reid also became the first to win a Super Bowl after more than 20 years in a top job.
Reid, who lost Super Bowl XXXIX while with the Philadelphia Eagles, earned his first Vince Lombardi Trophy after coaching his 222nd career victory.
‘I had two goals when I became starting quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs,’ Mahomes said.
‘The first goal was to win the Lamar Hunt Trophy. I wanted to bring it home, the one with our founder’s name. I wanted to bring it to this family, and to this organisation.
‘And the second important thing was to get coach Reid a Super Bowl trophy. He’s one of the greatest coaches of all time.
‘I don’t think he needed a Lombardi Trophy to do that… but it just puts all doubt aside.’
Reid was equally delighted, adding: ‘This is what it’s all about. What a great team, great coaches. Appreciate every bit of it.’