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What happens when fans streak on the pitch...

October 14, 2015 08:19 IST

A fan running, or streaking, on the field and interrupting play is certainly condemnable. For the spectator, though, it's pure fun; there's nothing negative about it.

Pitch invasion is very much part of sports history. True, there's nothing nice about it, but, certainly, much to shout about.

Rediff.com brings you a selection of images of fans taking to the field of play to make a point or gain attention. 

IMAGE: A streaker stands on the race track in front of 'Smoken Up' before the start of New Zealand Trotting Cup Day at Addington Raceway, in Christchurch, New Zealand. Photograph: Martin Hunter/Getty Images

IMAGE: A pitch invader is tackled by a steward during the First Utility Super League Grand Final between Wigan Warriors and Leeds Rhinos at Old Trafford on Saturday, October 10, 2015 in Manchester. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

IMAGE: A streaker runs on the 18th hole during the Day Four Singles Matches at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin. Photograph: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

IMAGE: A male streaker on the pitch during the Scotland vs Qatar, International friendly, football match, Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

IMAGE: Security staff attempt to stop a supporter of Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk who ran onto the pitch to celebrate victory over Napoli in the Europa League semi-final second leg soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev, Ukraine. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

IMAGE: Alatasi Tupou of Samoa is tackled by a streaker during the game between Samoa and New Zealand on day one of the Wellington Sevens at Westpac Stadium, in Wellington, New Zealand. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images
Rediff Sports Desk