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Twitter reacts to Ben Roethlisberger’s odd expression at Penguins game (vid)

Ben Roethlisberger was in attendance Monday night at PPG Paints Arena for the Pittsburgh Penguins’ showdown with the Ottawa Senators in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. And footage of the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback in the stands led to some pretty funny jokes on Twitter.

Roethlisberger was shown during NBCSN’s broadcast of the game. While it’s unclear exactly why, Big Ben appeared a bit confused or bummed out or something.

Or at least that’s how wiseacres on social media interpreted his seemingly nonplussed expression, as tweets, including the one above, started coming out suggesting Big Ben was weighing far more serious issues than an NHL playoff game.

One tweet wondered if Roethlisberger was okay.

Roethlisberger in the end got to see a solid performance out of the hometown Penguins. A 1-0 victory, courtesy of Phil Kessel’s goal in the third period and Marc-Andre Fleury’s 23 saves in the shutout knotted up the series with the Senators at one game apiece.

Better yet? Roethlisberger must have heard how the footage prompted some humorous remarks on Twitter. The signal-caller took to social media to know he was in on the joke.

Nicely done and well played, Big Ben.

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