Man Goes Viral After Falling Asleep During the Super Bowl | 22 Words

The biggest night in the sporting calendar arrived once again last night.

The Kansas City Chiefs took on the Francisco 49ers in the 54th annual Super Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla, and the Kansas City Chiefs won the victory.

But amidst all of the excitement and celebrations, one man fell asleep during the game and he has gone viral.

Keep scrolling to learn more...

The Super Bowl happened last night...

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The biggest date in the sporting calendar rolled around for the 54th time.

The annual championship game has become more than just a sporting spectacle...

Complete with celebrity-studded halftime shows, eye-wateringly expensive ad slots, and of course, some great football to go along with it - there's no doubt the Super Bowl is one of the biggest sporting events of the year.

The game was originally created as part of the merger agreement between the NFL and its rival, the American Football League (AFL).

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Originally, the game took place in early to mid-January, but now it takes place on the first Sunday in February due to the current NFL schedule.

The game continually dominates viewing figures...

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The Super Bowl frequently tops the ranks as the most-watched broadcast in the U.S. - firmly cementing itself as America's most-watched game.

So much so...

That the 2015 game still holds the title as the most-watched U.S. telecast of all time, with a staggering viewership of 114.4 million, according to CNN. 

And its record-breaking impact stretches across the Atlantic too...

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The Super Bowl is one of the most-watched annual sporting events in the world, coming in second to the UEFA Champions League final.

Although there's no doubt that the Super Bowl has become about much more than just the football...

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Of course, it's a long-anticipated day for football fanatics, but the annual event has raked in views from those who don't even care for the sport.

Let's start off with the star-studded half time show...

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What traditionally began as a college marching band has transformed into one of the biggest and sought after gigs in the world - with many of our favorite a-listers crossing their fingers that they'll land the job.

Fast forward to now, and several big names have taken to the stage.

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The likes of Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and Prince has performed the lucrative gig.

The ads are another huge part of the event.

And, as of last year, a thirty-second advertising slot would set you back a whopping $5.25 million. Safe to say, the price has skyrocketed over the years.

And last night, the world tuned in to watch the highly-anticipated Super Bowl LIV...

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Kicking off at 6:30 pm ET, we watched as the Kansas City Chiefs took on the San Francisco 49ers. Kansas City finished 12-4 in the regular season, beating the Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans in home playoff game, while The 49ers, finished 13-3, winning home playoff games over the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers, Washington Post reports.

The Kobe Bryant tragedy was beautifully commemorated...

Players lined up at the twenty-four-yard lines in a pregame tribute to Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and the other victims of last weekend’s tragic helicopter crash in Calabasas. A moment of silence was also held along with a touching display.

Shakira and JLo were the headliners of this year's show...

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And the show marked the first time the music icons have ever performed on stage together.

But of course, amidst the star-studded ads and long-awaited musical offerings, this a game of football...

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And only one team can come out victorious.

Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl.

The team swiped the title with a 31-20 win.

Last night's show made history...

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Twenty-four-year-old quarterback Patrick Mahomes became the youngest player ever to win both the NFL season Most Valuable Player and the Super Bowl MVP award as well.

It was an incredible win...

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And our country, along with the rest of the world, came together to congratulate the team and celebrate their victory.

But it seems that the game wasn't exciting enough for everyone...

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This revelation comes after a man was caught sleeping in the stands during the first quarter of the game.

Karisa Maxwell was sat a few seats away from the snoozing man...

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Karisa is the deputy editor and producer at Sporting News, and she did the only thing she felt was appropriate by filming him on her phone.

The unknown man was shamelessly filmed snoring in his seat...

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And after the video was uploaded to Twitter, he has gone completely viral.

The tweet received 55,000 likes and 11,000 retweets...

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And this was all within the actual day itself.

People were overjoyed with the video...

And many were astounded at how the man stayed so soundly asleep during the racket of the Super Bowl.

There were a lot of questions...

And many people were simply puzzled over the fact that the man was sleeping away his very expensive Super Bowl ticket.

But there was an update...

News travels fast, and it turns out that his friend had gotten wind of the viral video by the time he woke up. All we can say is... wow.

Things were about to get even better...

It turns out that the sleeping man wasn't at all impressed with being filmed, and he irritably declined an interview when Karisa approached him later on in the game.

Watch the full video for yourselves here...

And let's face it, he was probably annoyed because he had missed most of the game!