Neither rain, sleet or snow or a college basketball game in progress will stop a food delivery from being made.
While play was going on during the second half of Wednesday’s Loyola Chicago Ramblers-Duquesne Dukes game, a delivery person walked onto the court with a bag of fast food, getting very close to a player who was set up on the 3-point line.
Play was momentarily stopped with 16:10 remaining and Loyola Chicago holding a 40-37 lead while the situation was being digested.
The shocked ESPN+ broadcast crew was left with a bevy of questions.
“Who’s he delivering it to?” they shouted. “The ref!?”
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The announcers speculated it was an Uber Eats delivery person delivering some McDonalds to referee Phillip Austin, adding that the highlight shows “will have a blast” with this story. According to Abby Schnable of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the fan who actually ordered the food was later shown on the video board.
A food delivery person walks on the court during the second half of the Loyola Chicago-Duquesne game, won 72-58 by the Dukes.
They won’t be alone.
“Craziest thing I’ve ever seen in my life,” Duquesne coach Keith Dambrot said. “Guy had a job to do. He did his job well.”
For the appetiser portion of this story, Duquesne (14-17, 4-4 Atlantic 10) scored a 72-58 win over Loyola/Chicago (7-13, 1-7).
This story originally appeared on the NY Post and is reproduced with permission.