Like many Philadelphia Eagles fans, comedian Kevin Hart just wanted to celebrate the team’s first Super Bowl victory. He was able to do just that … until he tried to get on the stage during the Super Bowl trophy presentation.
As Darrell Green was bringing the Lombardi Trophy up to the stage, NBC cameras caught a member of NFL security denying Hart from trying to get up there during the celebration.
Little longer version of Kevin Hart getting denied, lol pic.twitter.com/XIHEcdGuQS
— ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD2_) February 5, 2018
Green even gives Hart a subtle shove to get him out of the way, while a large security guard prevents Hart from climbing the steps.
Unfortunately for Hart, that was far from the most embarrassing thing to happen to him after the game. Hart showed up on the NFL Network set during postgame interviews and things did not go well.
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Hart was eventually kicked off the set after dropping an f-bomb on the air. Caution: Video is NSFW.
Kevin Hart is twisted on NFL Network
Drops an F Bomb on live TV pic.twitter.com/6dA27xYyJm
— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) February 5, 2018
Hart posted a “tipsy” Instagram video on Monday morning explaining his side of the story.
“To all the kids out there, I just want to say: Don’t drink,” Hart said from the back of a car. “You know, when alcohol is your system, you do dumb stuff. Me trying to go on stage with the trophy is definitely in the top two stupidest things I’ve ever done.
“My wife was the first one to say ‘Babe, don’t go up there,” Hart said. “I said ‘Chill out, I gotta be up there with my city.”
Hart then said the security guard told him that he knew who he was, but couldn’t let him on the stage with the Lombardi Trophy.
“The man did his job,” Hart said.
It was reasonable for Hart to be excited and, well, overserved. The Eagles pulled off a major upset Sunday, taking down the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII. They managed to do so with backup quarterback Nick Foles, who went on to win the MVP award after throwing three touchdowns and scoring another on a one-yard catch.
Hart’s behavior went a bit beyond “excited,” though. It’s normally his job to make sure people laugh with him. After the Super Bowl, people were laughing at him.
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