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Photos: 10 crazy pitch invasions!

Last updated on: July 24, 2014 12:48 IST

Image: Shark flasher girl
Photographs: Getty Images Rediff Sports Desk

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

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.

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

Shark flasher girls during the Vodacom Super Rugby match between the Sharks and Brumbies from Mr Price Kings Park in Durban, South Africa.

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Image: A streaker removed from pitch
Photographs: 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.

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Image: Streaker during a cricket match
Photographs: Ezra Shaw/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.

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Image: A pitch invader evades police
Photographs: 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  Stradium, Rotorua, New Zealand. BOP won 3820.

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Image: Fan is apprehended by a steward
Photographs: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

A Crystal Palace fan is apprehended by a steward after running onto the pitch during their English Premier League soccer match against Liverpool at Selhurst Park in London.

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Image: A fan jumps over a hoarding
Photographs: Reuters

A Diyarbakirspor fan jumps over a hoarding during a Turkish Super League soccer match between Diyarbakirspor and Buyuksehir  Belediyespor in Istanbul.

A Turkish championship match  involving Diyarbakirspor was abandoned on Sunday when up to 60 of the team's fans rushed on to the pitch after a goal by opponents Buyuksehir Belediyespor, state-run Anatolian news agency said.

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Photographs: 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.

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Image: A streaker is shown a red card
Photographs: Ian Walton/Getty Images

The red card evokes hostile reactions, whether a player or a streaker.

A streaker is shown the red card by the referee during the Middlesex Sevens at Twickenham Stadium on August 15, 2009 in London, England.

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Image: Female streaker
Photographs: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

A female streaker runs onto the pitch at the final whistle during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Bolton Wanderers at the City of Manchester Stadium on May 24, 2009 in Manchester, England.

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Image: Police tackles a streaker
Photographs: 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.