Facebook Picture Costs Man Super Bowl XLIX Credentials

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJanuary 26, 2015

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Working at the Super Bowl was a dream job for Russ Knight, so when he found out that he was going to be in the press box for this year's big game, he wanted to share the good news. However, a Facebook post cost him his dream job, as CBS 5's Jason Barry reported.

Knight used Facebook to show off his Super Bowl XLIX credentials to his friends. He was clearly just excited to be living the dream, but that picture was a no-no.

For security purposes, the NFL prohibits employees from posting pictures with their credentials in the shot. (It's reportedly in the fine print on the back of the credentials.) Anyone who breaks that rule will be stripped of their credentials.

Instead of working at the game, Knight will now be watching it from home, all because of a Facebook post. Given that he can only blame himself, this will probably eat at him for a while.

[CBS 5, YouTube]

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