Amid the tension of the World Cup final, a fan managed to make his way onto the pitch in the match's 82nd minute. That's not news; idiots are everywhere. What is news is the fact that despite all the security in place, this fan was able to get close enough to try to land a kiss on the cheek of Germany's Benedikt Hoewedes. Not only that, but a rather well-known spectator with a camera posted video of the incident for all the world to see:
Yes, that video is courtesy of LeBron James, in attendance after signing with his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. James was curiously amused by the invader. But then again, he's had some experience with that sort of thing himself:
Apparently the fan who ran onto the Maracana Stadium pitch is a well-known YouTube prankster who made his intentions known early on:
See you guys tomorrow on Tv Germany vs Argentina— Vitaly Zdorovetskiy (@Vitalyzdtv) July 12, 2014
Today is a very big day for me— Vitaly Zdorovetskiy (@Vitalyzdtv) July 13, 2014
Here are some more shots of the fan getting a little love from World Cup security forces, clearly a wee bit late to the party:
We'd tell you not to try this at your own field of play, but you'd just ignore us, wouldn't you?
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