On February 12, 2024, at 03:43h, two fans without shirts disrupted Super Bowl LVIII by running onto the field but were quickly apprehended by Allegiant Stadium’s security team. The men, identified as Sebastian Rivera, 22, and Alex Gonzalez, 23, were handed over to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and booked at Clark County Detention Center. They were charged with a misdemeanor for prohibited conduct at an athletic event and are scheduled to appear in court on April 17.
The incident caught the attention of CBS sportscasters Tony Romo and Jim Nantz, who mentioned the unauthorized presence on the field to the national TV audience. However, the shirtless men were never shown on television.
After the game, a fight broke out at an unnamed Las Vegas casino involving fans of the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. The altercation saw four unidentified men engaging in physical violence on the casino floor. Despite attempts by other patrons to break up the fight, it is unclear if any arrests were made.
On the field, tensions were high among players as Chiefs’ Travis Kelce yelled at and knocked into Kansas City coach Andy Reid. Kelce’s outburst, which was revealed by lip reader Jeremy Freeman, included profanity directed at Reid, but was quickly diffused by Chiefs’ running back Jerick McKinnon. Reid later addressed the incident, stating that the physical contact caught him off balance.
The disruptive events that occurred during and after Super Bowl LVIII reveal the challenges faced in maintaining order and sportsmanship during highly anticipated sporting events.