The Calgary Stampeders’ 17-16 win over the Ottawa Redblacks in CFL action Thursday night had plenty of strangeness, including the Redblacks taking a late safety that gave the Stampeders the opportunity to win the game on a field goal. But the strangest moment of all may have come much earlier, when Ottawa quarterback Jonathon Jennings threw a first-quarter interception to Calgary defensive back Robertson Daniel…who, it turns out, was in full Joker facepaint.
— CFL (@CFL) July 25, 2019
Here’s a close-up view of Daniel’s facepaint:
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Daniel is in his first season in the CFL after a college career at BYU and NFL stints with the Raiders, Packers, Redskins and Ravens. And he’s already making his mark; this was his third interception in the six games he’s played. Here’s a post-game interview with Daniel, which sadly doesn’t include a question about why he’s wearing this facepaint:
🔊 "It's never going to be pretty when two good teams are going at it." pic.twitter.com/JWDQZnay9v
— Calgary Stampeders (@calstampeders) July 26, 2019