The 40-year-old football pundit joined the thousands of NFL fans at the Super Bowl 2019 in Atlanta last night to cheer on the Patriots. In a clip, which he shared with his 3.6 million Instagram followers, Rio Ferdinand could be seen down by the sideline. “Been here for about an hour and a half Patriots are warming up behind us,” he told fans. “We’re gonna go to our seats, backing the Patriots and Brady.” A security official dressed in a suit then approached Rio and placed a hand lightly on him, indicating for him to move away from the pitch.
As the official pointed at a spot on the ground, gesturing for him to stay away from the sideline, the ex-England footballer glanced at him before turning back to the camera and laughing.
The video then cut off as it appeared Rio was starting to move slightly after security’s request.
The Patriots emerged victorious, beating the Rams 13 – 3.
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