Someone working at the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse in Pittsburgh really wanted McDonald’s on Wednesday night — or so it seemed.
A DoorDash delivery driver wandered onto the court with a bag of food and a drink from McDonald's just minutes into the second half of Duquesne's men's basketball game against Loyola Chicago on Tuesday night.
Though we're still left with plenty more questions than answers, the current consensus is that the game was a backdrop for a YouTuber or TikToker's social media content.
The delivery person seemed lost and, after looking around the arena for a little bit, suddenly decided to walk right behind play. That spooked a referee and briefly led to a delay in the game.
The whole situation was ridiculous. Just watch:
Stoppage in Play. Uber Eats delivery guy goes on court with food delivery in the middle of the Duquesne game. pic.twitter.com/rY4VFIsJnR— Sickos Committee (@SickosCommittee) January 26, 2023
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Abby Schnable, someone at the video board had ordered the food and received it, allowing the game to continue. While the explanation would have still raised some questions about the quality of Duquesne's security, it was later refuted.
Loyola Chicago's assistant athletics director, Austin Hansen, shared new footage of the incident on Wednesday night, adding that the "delivery person" was wearing a lavalier microphone and faked the scene for internet clout.
"I did not order the McDonalds, even though it was being 'delivered' steps from my camera position," Hansen wrote.
The footage shows that a referee eventually guided the prankster back to the stands with the McDondald's still in his hands.
Everyone keeps asking me what happened with the door dash guy on the court at tonights game. Here was my angle.— Austin Hansen (@AustinHansenTV) January 26, 2023
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Duquesne beat Loyola Chicago 72-58, which snapped a two-game losing skid for the Dukes. For what it's worth, the team got a laugh out of it when they thought there was an earnest delivery.
"I really didn't see it, that's how crazy it is," Duquesne coach Keith Dambrot said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "I just saw the video after the game. Our guys were dying laughing in [the locker room]. Guy had a job to do. He did his job well."