Gone with the Yinz: Police Investigating After Ashes Spread in Stands at Heinz Field

by Courtney Blackann

Some people can be pretty serious when it comes to football. Whether it’s strict gameday traditions or die-hard loyalty to your team, football fans can be pretty intense. There are entire homes, cars, trucks and wardrobes dedicated to NFL teams. Apparently, some loyalties run very deep. It seems that’s especially true for some anonymous Steelers fan.

After the team beat the Denver Broncos last Sunday, officials noticed something strange in the stands and on the field. What appears to be human ashes were left in some seats and on the side of the field, authorities said.

The strange scene was discovered as clean-up crews were making their way through the stands after the game. Police are now investigating the incident.

Pittsburgh’s local CBS affiliate reported that it’s illegal in the state of Pennsylvania to spread ashes without concrete permission from the owner.

Authorities don’t know who the person responsible is – or why the ashes were spread at Heinz Field, but an investigation is underway.

The Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday at Heinz Field at 8:20 p.m. E.T.

Man Caught Washing Pants in Bathroom at Heinz Field

In an equally bizarre scenario, a Steelers fan was caught on film washing his pants in a bathroom sink at Heinz Field after allegedly soiling himself.

In an embarrassing display, a man was seen wearing a Steelers jersey – and only a Steelers jersey as he rinses his cargo shorts in the sink. Somebody snapped a quick photo and the internet trolls did their thing. The photo went viral and the comments were gold.

Luckily for the man, his face wasn’t visible in the photo, saving him the embarrassment of his identity being revealed. However, you’ve got to wonder what was going through this guy’s mind when he decided to just go pants-free in a public restroom. Perhaps his inhibitions melted away after a beer or five. We’ll never know.

Whether it was in light of this incident or not, the officials at Heinz Field began rationing certain types of alcohol after that event.

Heinz Field sits next to the gorgeous Allegheny River in the heart of the city’s downtown. With tons of culture, restaurants and nightlife, it’s a perfect area for the stadium.

Construction began in 1999 and the Steelers played their first game in the stadium on October 7, 2001. Fans love the stadium due to its horseshoe shape and views of the city. It can hold more than 68,000 people – which is perfect for those wild Sunday night games. The Steelers have also won two Super Bowl championships since 2001.

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