Pittsburgh Steelers fans took joy in watching cornerback Mike Hilton give up the opening touchdown of Super Bowl 56.
When the Super Bowl takes place, fans of every NFL team are watching, even if their favorite squad is not participating. For the Pittsburgh Steelers faithful, they took some joy in the first quarter when watching a former cornerback get burned for a score.
With the Rams in the red zone, quarterback Matthew Stafford threw a pass over the head of Hilton, and was caught by wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. for the opening touchdown, giving Los Angeles an early 7-0 lead.
Steelers fans were quick with their Twitter fingers to roast Hilton.
Steelers fans roast Mike Hilton for getting Moss’d by Odell Beckham Jr. in Super Bowl
Hilton joined Pittsburgh in 2016 after going undrafted. He spent the first five years of his career with the Steelers, posting 237 total tackles, 30 tackles for loss, 23 quarterback hits, 32 defended passes, 9.5 sacks, seven interceptions, five fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles.
This past offseason, Hilton entered free agency and emerged with a four-year, $24 million contract by the Bengals. Sure enough, he made it to the Super Bowl in the first year with his new team.
In 9 regular-season games, Hilton recorded 66 combined tackles, five defended passes, two interceptions, one forced fumble and one defensive touchdown. Additionally, Hilton surrendered 61 receptions for 653 yards and four touchdowns on 85 targets, per Pro Football Reference.
While Rams fans and Beckham fans were excited about the touchdown, they had Steelers fans joining them.