Chris Matthew

Winnipeg Blue Bombers superfan can finally wear pants after 18 years

A Winnipeg football fan can finally put on pants again for the first time in 18 years.

Chris Matthew, who cheers for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, vowed to stop wearing pants until his team won another CFL Grey Cup.

That was all the way back in 2001, when he didn't yet know the Bombers weren't going to be taking home another cup for some time — nearly 20 years, in fact. He told CBC earlier this month that the hardest part of living without pants in Canada has been shoveling the driveway

But, the Bombers finally came through for Matthew and the rest of their die-hard fans in last night's Grey Cup final.

Matthew was filmed on the field happily putting on his first pair of pants in a very, very long time. The video has since been viewed more than a million times on social media, making him a bit of an icon.

Many users have joked that based on the way the superfan donned the article of clothing, he definitely seemed a little out of practice.

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Erica Weibe


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