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‘Modern Family’ Star Takes in Blue Bombers Game

July 4, 2014 8:50 AM | Entertainment

Eric Stonestreet

Actor Eric Stonestreet of ‘Modern Family’ at the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ home game, Thursday, July 3, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

Eric Stonestreet

Eric Stonestreet (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Star-watchers had their radar working overtime Thursday as word spread about a “Modern Family” star in town.

Eric Stonestreet, who plays Cameron Tucker on the popular ABC sitcom, took in the Winnipeg Blue Bombers — Ottawa Redblacks game at Investors Group Field.

The comedian tweeted on Wednesday that he would be in attendance, sending social media into a fury.

The 42-year-old Emmy Award winner tweeted Winnipeg-born actress Nia Vardalos and former ‘Peg author Johanna Stein asking for hot spot suggestions.

Stonestreet also met Team Jennifer Jones, who was honoured during halftime for their gold medal curling win at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Sources couldn’t say what brought Stonestreet to the city, but did confirm it wasn’t for a film or TV shoot. The buzz on social media was that it was for a friend’s wedding.

The Bombers won 36-28, sending Stonestreet to tweet “you’re welcome” to offensive lineman Paddy Neufeld.