Seattle Seahawks fans were heartbroken when quarterback Russell Wilson threw an interception in this year's Super Bowl, which gave the New England Patriots the win.
Wilson recently claimed God spoke to him after the interception and explained why it happened, notes NESN Sports (video below).
Wilson made his claims on Sunday during an interview at The Rock Church in San Diego, California:
So the play happens and, you know, they pick the ball off. And I take three steps, you know, so the play is here, the sidelines is over here, I take three steps, one, two three, and on the third step, you know, God says to me, “I’m using you” and I'm like, "Okay." So I take another, one, two, three, my sixth step, so I take another step, and another third step, whatever, and God says to me, He says, He says, “I want to see how you respond. But most importantly I want them to see how you respond.”
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The audience then broke into applause.
Malcolm Butler, the New England Patriots defensive back who made the interception, told NBC Sports that they ran the play during practice, he got beat and was told by Patriots Coach Bill Belichick to play it better.
Butler told CBS Sports after the game that he knew the Seahawks would run the play and credited the Patriots defensive coordinator.
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