“It was quite an exciting game and everyone was asking for photos with me and giving me high-fives and then the security guard patted me on the back and said, ‘I think you should get out of here pretty quick with that thing, before other people try to grab it.’
“I did that and now I’m sitting in my hotel room and I’m holding it.
“Everyone tried to take it from me, but one of my friends I was with put it in her bag and we were kind of led to the exit. and suddenly I was outside in the parking lot. It was all just a little blurry.”
Dixon wasn’t supposed to be in the game, but an advertiser offered him a rare chance to leave. He took a late flight from his home in San Francisco to get to the Arizona game just in time.
“I didn’t have a ticket for the game, but one of my incredible Doritos customers called me in the morning and said a replacement ticket was available,” he said.
“I got to the game just as the national anthem was being sung. I was just sitting there and four quarters later the ball kind of fell into my lap, which was pretty surreal.”
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https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nfl/mayhem-australian-catches-ball-for-ultimate-super-bowl-souvenir-20230214-p5ckav.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_sport Australia’s Eamonn Dixon catches the ball