Pitch Invader Showers Himself In Beer, Gets Laid Out By NFL-Worthy Hit
Sunday’s 1-1 draw between Newcastle United and Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park kept both teams rooted in the Premier League’s 10-team relegation scrap, and perhaps that was the motivation for this pitch invader’s attempt to literally drown his sorrows on the field.
The man’s antics included pouring beer all over his face, going on a short jog before getting absolutely truck-sticked by a vigilant steward and then offering a flurry of wanker gestures and Bronx salutes while being escorted from the ground. What a day out.
With rugby’s 2018 Six Nations Championship underway and the NFL’s Super Bowl happening later that night, the steward’s tackle was a viral revelation. A Swedish channel went as far as to analyze the hit on air.
Swedish football channel Viasat professionally analysing a tackle on a Crystal Palace pitch invader, I'm actually done pic.twitter.com/NTzJ5VmJ6L— Philip (@LlorisEdition) February 4, 2018
This is actually how Ciaran Clark attempted to defend in the box during the match, although his reward was to concede a penalty, which Luka Milivojevic duly converted for Palace’s equalizer.
So who did it better yesterday, the Selhurst Park steward or Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins?
Brutal hit pic.twitter.com/wbA0UlqzYl— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 5, 2018