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It appears ESPN reporter John Clayton really is a Slayer fan.  A fellow sportswriter posted a picture of Clayton hanging out backstage with the metal vets, who stopped in Seattle this past Friday on their latest North American tour. 

Clayton's connection to Slayer began last year when he appeared in a now-classic SportsCenter ad, revealing that after he's done filming a segment for the show he trades in his suit and tie for a Slayer T-shirt and cranks up the thrash metallers' music. 

Slayer guitarist Kerry King called the promo "awesome" when he first saw it, and it appears Clayton and the band's mutual appreciation continues to this day.