Just dropping in! Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll accidentally crashed an ESPN broadcast on Tuesday, March 24.
In a clip that has quickly gone viral, Carroll, 63, can be seen sneaking up behind longtime sports writer John Clayton as he films a segment for SportsCenter. While Clayton, 60, waits for the pass from the studio team, Carroll slowly enters the shot, looking confused as he peers into the camera.
Sporting a casual off-season look of a cotton T-shirt and glasses, the NFL coach lingers for a moment before he realizes what he has done. Carroll then tries to subtly exit the shot, ducking his head and walking off to the side.
Clayton himself may have missed the whole moment as he didn’t flinch for the entirety of Carroll’s videobomb. He simply smiled to the camera, preparing to offer up sports analytics to inform viewers.
Carroll acknowledged the gaffe on Twitter on Tuesday, joking of his moment with Clayton, “Just competing behind the scenes looking for a scoop!!” He went on to reference a 2012 SportsCenter ad, dubbed “This Is SportsCenter,” in which Clayton reveals a secret ponytail that he keeps hidden behind his buttoned-up attire.
“Actually I just wanted to see if he really had a ponytail! @ClaytonESPN @ESPNNFL,” Carroll tweeted.