In the spirit of Halloween, ESPN’s ‘Pardon the Interruption’ made a handful of visual jokes directed at the Michigan football program in its Tuesday episode.

Michael Wilbon was in the studio dressed as Deion Sanders, but in the background one can see that a random guy wearing Michigan gear was recording Wilbon on his phone. Wilbon’s counterpart, Tony Kornheiser, donned a Michigan hat and sweatshirt along with a coach’s headset in an impersonation of the Wolverine coaching staff.

This running joke stems from the recent headlines regarding Michigan utilizing a staffer to buy tickets to opponents’ games and record their sideline signals and play-calls. The “sign-stealing scandal” has been going on for over two years now and Connor Stalions (the staffer mentioned) has been suspended indefinitely. On top of that, new headlines surrounding programs from the across the country appear to be emerging as each day passes.


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The Wolverines will take on Purdue this Saturday at 7:30 EST on NBC.