It was just a little past 12 AM at July 16th and I was watching the world cup finals between France and Croatia when suddenly…there were too many men running in the field? And they weren’t wearing football kits?
Until I realized—they were security! Running after some dudes (four, reportedly) who weren’t supposed to be there!
So naturally the first thing I did after witnessing the historic moment was to open Twitter to 1. look for the clip, and 2, laugh at #PitchInvaders reactions. Successfully I found both, so now I’m sharing them with you!
Here’s the clip of the smart a*sess who threw away their thousand dollar worth of World Cup ticket for a few seconds of fame and a trip to the back room with Russian security for some sermon (good luck guys). Why would you do that when Putin is watching??? Why???
— FutbolMatrix ⚽ (@Futbol_Matrix) July 15, 2018
And the best part, the Twitterverse reacting to it:
— Philip Dial (@philipdial) July 15, 2018
PITCH INVADERS, THIS WORLD CUP HAS IT ALL
— 𝖈𝖗𝖎𝖙𝖎𝖈𝖆𝖑 𝖘𝖆𝖘𝖘 (@diinferi_) July 15, 2018
If there’s a place I wouldn’t invade the pitch, it’s Russia.
Good luck to the pitch invaders, may the force be with you when they take you out the back.
— ItalianStallion (@FIFAStallion) July 15, 2018
Finally pitch invaders! Was wondering what this WC was missing.
— M•A•J¹³ (@Ultra_Suristic) July 15, 2018
“Execute those pitch invaders now.” pic.twitter.com/kycQZz9BXE
— Zlatan Facts (@ZIatanFacts) July 15, 2018
If you are running on a field in a #WorldCupFinal at least be naked
— Frank Lfc 🇦🇺 (@keeper74) July 15, 2018
More pictures of the brave (or foolish, your call) souls, right here:
— Kick Off (@KickOffMagazine) July 15, 2018
This picture of one of the pitch invaders high fiving Mbappe at the World Cup final is amazing. pic.twitter.com/esxhawQCNl
— Matthew Reynolds (@Crazyreyn) July 15, 2018
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) July 15, 2018
— Indy Football (@IndyFootball) July 15, 2018
A great end to a great season of the World Cup. Oh and, congrats France for winning the 2018 FIFA World Cup Tournament!
Cover images from @KickOffMagazine on Twitter
Did you catch the moment too? Share your thoughts in the comments!
UPDATE: Russian feminist punk rock group Pussy Riot has claimed responsibility of the pitch invaders incident at the World Cup finals match. It was an act of protest. Read the statement on their Facebook page, here.