During Malcolm Smith’s post-game conference, an unidentified man caused a little disruption when he shouted a conspiracy theory about the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
The Seattle Seahawks linebacker was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday. As he was preparing to speak at the press conference, a man walked onstage, grabbed Smith's microphone, and said, "Investigate 9/11. 9/11 was perpetrated by people within our own government."
The man was later arrested and charged with trespass and released, a New Jersey State Police spokesman told Reuters.
Soon after the video of the incident went viral online, the hashtag “#investigate911” began trending on Twitter.
Have a look at some of the posts:
Lies about Iraq, Afghanistan, the economy, spying and a myriad of other things. All done with 911 as justification. #Investigate911— Don Shappelle (@DonShappelle) February 3, 2014
I like that #Investigate911 is still trending. Sadly they'll never admit a thing. Spent more to impeach Clinton than on 9/11 investigation— DESYphotowerks (@DESYphotowerks) February 3, 2014
Now the real question is, "do we actually have freedom of speech or has our government fully taken over?" #Investigate911— Alex (@_AlexProvido) February 3, 2014
#Investigate911 shoutout to the guy that went up to the podium during the post game interviews.— Alex Larreynaga (@AlexLarreynaga) February 3, 2014
did you know on the day of the attack, government agencies were conducting a simulated emergency exercise at the towers? #Investigate911— anon5a2z (@anon5a2z) February 3, 2014
A petition was even posted on the official White House website, urging the U.S. government to investigate the September 11, 2001 attacks. It states:
“After many years of being told lies we the people believe that a thorough investigation should be made in who was behind the 9/11 attacks. No more lies. No more corruption.”
A 100, 000 signatures are needed for official government response. As of the time of writing this post, the petition gathered just 105 signatures.