February 10, 2009

Pittsburgh corrects Steelers proclamation

The Pittsburgh City Council has corrected its proclamation made after the Pittsburgh Steelers' Super Bowl win to correct a football history error.

The original proclamation, which changed the name of the city to Sixburgh to commemorate the football team's sixth Super Bowl victory, had erroneously claimed that Super Bowl XLIII featured the first safety in a Super Bowl, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Tuesday.

However, many fans pointed out that the Steelers scored a safety in Super Bowl IX when players tackled Minnesota Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton in the end zone. Several fans said the error stopped them from printing and framing the proclamation.

Councilman Bruce Kraus' office released a revised version of the proclamation Tuesday that corrected the error.