News APP

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  gplay

Rediff.com  » Sports » Photos: The Pitch invaders are back and how!

Photos: The Pitch invaders are back and how!

October 30, 2014 09:50 IST
Get Rediff News in your Inbox:

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

A streaker runs

A streaker runs across the pitch and a security guard prepares to tackle him during the Asian Champions League final first-leg soccer match between Australia's Western Sydney Wanderers and Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal at Parramatta Stadium in Sydney, on October 25. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

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

With the football season in full swing all over the world, the pitch invaders are back and how!

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

Instead, it's an enjoyable moment for the crowd, which always cheers wildly.

A pitch invader

A pitch invader tries to kiss Benedikt Hoewedes of Germany. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

A pitch invader tries to kiss Benedikt Hoewedes of Germany during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina at Maracana on July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Police remove a streaker

A streaker removed from pitch. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Police remove a streaker from the 18th green during the final round of the Open Championship at the Royal St George's course in Sandwich, England.

Andrew Symonds of Australia knocks over a streaker

Streaker during a cricket match. Photograph: Getty Images

Andrew Symonds of Australia knocks over a streaker who ran onto the field during the Commonwealth Bank Series One-Day International second final match between Australia and India at the Gabba on March 4, 2008 in Brisbane,Australia.

A pitch invader

A pitch invader evades police. Photograph: Michael Bradley/Getty Images

A security guard chases a streaker as she runs onto the field at the end of the NPC match between BOP and Southland played at Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua, New Zealand. BOP won 3820.

A streaker dives

A streaker dives. Photograph: Getty Images

A streaker dives over the net during the men's singles final between Argentina's David Nalbandian and Australia's Lleyton Hewitt at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships on July 7, 2002.

The Australian won the final 6–1, 6–3, 6–2 to win his second Grand Slam title and first Wimbledon title. He became the first Australian since Pat Cash in 1987 to win Wimbledon.

A pitch invader evades police

Police tackles a streaker. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

A streaker is tackled by the police during the match between British and Irish Lions and Manawatu, at Arena Manawatu on June 28, 2005 in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Get Rediff News in your Inbox:

England's Tour Of India 2024

England's Tour Of India 2024