Mexico, 4 December. Santonio Holmes, James Farrier and Pittsburgh Steelers veteran Dermonty Dawson agreed this Sunday that Mexican fans are the best in the NFL outside of the United States.
“These are the best USA fans. I love them from Mexico!” Named Most Valuable Player (MVP) of Super Bowl XLIII, in which the Steelers defeated the Arizona Cardinals with one reception by Santonio in 2009.
Holmes, Farrier and Dawson met with dozens of fans at an entertainment center south of Mexico City to sign autographs, take photos and enjoy a Falcons-Steelers broadcast of Week 13 of the 2022 NFL season.
This activity was part of an NFL internationalization program that assigned nine teams with marketing rights to their brand in Mexico, including the Pittsburgh Steelers, one of the most popular in that country.
The Steelers, along with the Patriots, are the top Super Bowl winners, with six each.
Hall of Famer Dermonty Dawson, who played his 13-year career for Pittsburgh, voiced his opinion that Mexican fans are his favorite outside of the United States.
“I’m very fond of one game in 1998, we played in San Diego against the Chargers, the stadium was full of Steelers jerseys and many of those fans were Mexican, I can’t forget that, these fans are great,” Dawson Told.
James Farrier, a former linebacker who helped the team win Super Bowls XL and XLIII, admitted he was amazed by the number of fans he has in this country.
The former defender said, “It’s my first time in Mexico, the support is tremendous. It’s something unbelievable. I can’t believe it, but I love it. We want this tradition to continue for many years.”
Farrier shares the most important moments during his 10 seasons with the Steelers.
“Of course, winning two Super Bowls with this team is the most special thing, but the win over the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC title game put me in my first Super Bowl,” he explained.
Dozens of fans celebrated with three former players the Steelers’ 16-19 victory over the Falcons this Sunday.
“It was a great experience because of everyone’s enthusiasm, it was great to be here to support the team,” said Dermonty Dawson.