Like players, pitch invaders come in a variety of shapes, sizes, athletic ability, and clothing attire. They tend to get a mixed reception from fans, with the lesser clothed of those getting the larger cheers.
Streakers and otherwise tend to find themselves on the pitch for a number of reasons, whether that be for attention, activism, or simply part of a dare. Sometimes the person taking to the field can prove quite the nuisance, quite like the ‘Just Stop Oil’ activist who took to the Premiership Rugby final last year.
Very few quite cause as much havoc as the next person, however. This streaker actively got himself involved in the match by making an important tackle down the wing.
With his own ‘tackle’ flopping about in the wind, the unnamed 16th man became embroiled in some pretty unsavoury after-tackle handbags, with one player even seen to put the knee in.
Check out the wild scenes below:
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Of the 1.7 million people that have watched the clip online, there seems to be an overwhelming disapproval towards the lad that put the knee in.
Jackson Lamkin said: “Never thought I’d defend a streaker but the dog who threw the knee in needs a new in return”, whilst Luke Simon joked “Nah, the streaker deserved a hiding. Streaking around Is one thing but don’t be tackling people with your tackle out”.