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Livid: Coventry City Fan Storms Onto Pitch To Berate Players During Final Stages Of 1-0 Defeat Against Forest Green Rovers (Video)

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Despite dominating for much of the game, Coventry City's current inability to score goals ended up costing them again as they lost 1-0 to Forest Green Rovers on Tuesday night.

The Sky Blues created the bulk of the chances on the night, but eventually slumped to a second successive defeat which saw their goalless streak extend beyond the 350-minute mark.

Champions League: Young Barcelona Fan Bursts Onto Pitch To Kiss Lionel Messi’s Saintly Feet (Photo & Video)

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Barcelona were hardly at their fluid best but still managed to see off Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday evening thanks to a scruffy Luis Suarez header that deflected in off former Liverpool and Stoke defender Sebastian Coates.

Despite having a quiet night by his own imperious standards, Lionel Messi was still the centre of attention, especially for a young Barca fan who breached the perimeter hoardings in a desperate attempt to interact with his idol.

Argentina: Adorable Little Dog Invades Pitch, Steals Show, Gives Post-Match Interview In Tunnel (Video)

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San Lorenzo's narrow 1-0 victory over Arsenal di Sarandi in the Argentinian Superliga will live long in the memories of those fortunate enough to watch it.

This was because the game played host to what might just rank as the most adorable pitch invasion ever.

During the second half, a small sausage-ish dog came bounding onto the pitch, stole the ball and then continued to evade capture in the cutest manner imaginable.

Ronaldinho: Lost Pitch Invader Rescued By His Idol During Costa Rican Legends Exhibition Match (Video)

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Without a club at the moment, Ronaldinho is currently on a mini-tour of Central America where he's picking up cheques for taking part in a string of exhibition games in Honduras, El Salvador and Costa Rica.

The Costa Rican friendly took place at the Nacional stadium in San Jose, where Ron and his guest XI enjoyed a spirited kickabout against a team of local 'Leyendas'.

Topless Pitch Invader Scores 93rd-Minute ‘Equaliser’ In Honduran League Match (Video)

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Sunday evening'sHonduran Liga Nacionalclash between Olimpia and Motagua ended amid baffling scenes when a pitch invader popped up to score an injury-time equaliser.

Trailing2-1 as the final whistle loomed, Olimpia were able to force adramatic equaliser in the 93rd minute but only as the encroaching (and shirtless) fan finished off his own flowing move past the Motagua 'keeper.

Liga MX: Pachuca Match Interrupted Twice After Pitch Invaded By Cat And Dog (Photos & Video)

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In unprecedented scenes, Sunday's Liga MX gamebetween Pachuca and Chiapas was interrupted by not one, but two animal interlopers.

It all began just after the hour mark when a playful canine came bounding onto the pitch to say hello to everybody before being ledback from whence he came by the stewards.

Koala Chaos: Adorable Pitch Invader Repeatedly Interrupts Australian Amateur Cup Final (Video)

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As pitch invaders go, they really don't get much cuter than the little rascal who interrupted the recent Division Three grand final clash between theWoombye Snakes and Kawana Force in Queensland, Australia.

With the game in full swing, football was suddenly put on the back-burner as a koala bear came scuttling out from the hedgerowand onto the pitch.

Moroccan Goalkeeper Shown Straight Red Card For Manhandling Pesky Pitch Invader (Video)

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There was a time when a footballer man-handling a pitch-invader from the field would result in nothing more than a stout handshake from the head steward but, alas, those days are long gone.

Duringthe Moroccan Charity Shield on Friday night, AS Salégoalkeeper Mohammed Essoukhra found out the hard way that the times, they had a-changed when he took it upon himself to frog-march an interfering young scallywag from the pitch.

Neymar Stops Little Pitch Invader Being Turfed Out Of Brazil Training Session, Invites Him Back Onto Pitch For Group Photo (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Overcome by a dizzying desire to meet his idols, a young pitch invader took to the turf at Brazil's training session on Sunday evening, only to be intercepted by security guards and frog-marched back from whence he came.

However, having spotted the fracas from afar, Neymar then jogged over and prevented eight-year-oldBernardfrom being turfed out of the grounds, not only allowing him to stay and watch the Selecao train but also invite him back onto the pitch for a quick photowith the likes of Marcelo, Thiago Silva and David Luiz.

Ronaldinho Hugged by Pitch Invader

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Brazilian legend Ronaldinho was at the centre of most things last night as Atlético/MG (BRA) drew 1-1 with Santa Fe (COL) in last nights Copa Libertadores in Colombia.

First the Brazilian was showered with some flying objects from the crowd when taking a corner and just before the full-time whistle a pitch invader legged on to the field to hug the bemused yet caring Ronaldinho.

Pitch-Invading Portuguese Granny Laughs It Off At Stewards Escort Her Back To The Stands (Video)

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Braga knocked off for the winter break with a 2-2 draw away against Maritimo after coming from 2-0 down to salvage a point with five minutes left to play.

Overcome with the rapturous joy of finishing up 2013 in seventh place in thePrimeira Liga, a small gaggle of the Braga fans charged onto the pitch at full-time, with one particularly rowdy pitch invader catching the eye largely because she was of theseptuagenarian persuasion and chortled merrily as she was escorted back to the stands by the Maritimo stewards.

South Africa Consider Vuvuzela Ban After Referee Attacked By Trumpet-Wielding Pitch Invader

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By Chris Wright

Pies have long considered South African football's audio torture device of choice, the vuvuzela, to be offensive, largely due to the parp-induced tinnitus we still suffer with after sitting through the 2010 World Cup two summers ago.

It seems the South African footballing authorities are finally twigging too, though it's not the perpetual, stupefying 190-decibel drone that they have a problem with, it's the fact that the vuvuzela may now have to be classed as a "dangerous weapon" after a flurry of trumpet attacks over the past couple of weeks.

Video: Pine marten pitch invader bites FC Zurich’s Loris Benito

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Everyone loves an animal pitch invader and last weekend's Swiss Super League match between FC Zurich and FC Thun was brightened up by the presence of a pine marten on the field of play. A pine marten with a penchant for the Benny Hill theme tune. The cheeky chap ran rings around the players and [...]

Video: Coventry defender Cyrus Christie booked for trying to trip a pitch invader

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Coventry full-back Cyrus Christie picked up a bizarre yellow card after he attempted to trip up a pitch invader. The 20-year-old attempted to thwart a topless fan, who ran onto the pitch during last night's Johnstone's Paint Trophy northern final first-leg against Crewe. As if a 0-3 home defeat didn't make Christie's night miserable enough, [.

Video: French steward tries to catch pitch invader, gets tackled by hoardings

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Shades of Hot Fuzz here, with a French steward playing the part of Nick Frost. The footage comes from the Coupe de France match between Chauray v Lorient. The pitch invader is already on his back to the stands by the time anyone seems to notice him, so the steward is always playing catch-up. While [.

Policeman Hacks Down Pitch Invader With Two-Footed Tackle From Behind (Video)

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By Chris Wright

In which, during the Israeli top flight game betweenBeitar Jerusalem-Maccabi Haifa, a policeman engages 'Cattermole Mode' and takes down a flighty pitch invader with a double-footed lunge from behind...

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Video: Israeli cop’s two-footed tackle on pitch invader

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Tasked with getting a pitch invader off the field of play during a match between Maccabi Haifa and Beitar Jerusalem, this Israeli policeman might have opted for his truncheon, CS spray or any other number of options to detain the intruder. But he decided 'when in Rome...' and opted for the trusty two-footed tackle instead.

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Israel police dismiss report of knife incident at Spain match

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Jerusalem (AFP) – Israeli police dismissed on Tuesday local media reports that a pitch invader who ran towards Spanish attacker Isco at a World Cup qualifier in Jerusalem was carrying a knife.

Israeli news website Ynet cited security officials in the stadium as saying six fans entered the field as the game was ending late Monday, with one of them carrying a small knife in his sock.

Israel police dismiss report of knife incident at Spain match

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Jerusalem (AFP) – Israeli police dismissed on Tuesday local media reports that a pitch invader who ran towards Spanish attacker Isco at a World Cup qualifier in Jerusalem was carrying a knife.

Israeli news website Ynet cited security officials in the stadium as saying six fans entered the field as the game was ending late Monday, with one of them carrying a small knife in his sock.

Misfiring Cristiano Ronaldo Misses Penalty In Draw With Austria, Still Lets Pitch Invader Take Selfie (Video)

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Footballing Twitter reached peak-sneer on Saturday night after Cristiano Ronald, missed a penalty in Portugal's disappointing 0-0 draw with Austria. No doubt the Portuguese superstar's remarks after his side's draw with Iceland didn't win him any new friends, but despite all the predictable jeering, the great man was still rather nice to a post-match pitch invader.

Dedicated Pitch Invader Takes Role Super Seriously During Real Madrid-Fiorentina Friendly (Photo)

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By Chris Wright

Hark at this guy taking his role as pitch invader super seriously by preparing to defender a Fiorentina corner in full Real Madrid kit during the latter stages of the friendly 'twixt the two sides out in Warsaw tonight...

Pitch invader in full Real Madrid kit tried to blend in during a corner RT @calciomercatoit: pic.

Cristiano Ronaldo Writes Letter To Attorney To Drop Charges on Fan

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Cristiano Ronaldo has written a letter to an attorney in Florida to get charges on a 20 year-old pitch invader dropped.

The fan, Ronald Gjoka, ran onto the pitch as Chelsea took on Real Madrid this past summer in the Guinness International Champions Cup in Miami, Florida. Gjoka was arrested after having a nice chat with his idol.

Cristiano Ronaldo Writes To Miami Police, Asks Them To Drop Criminal Charges Against Hug-Happy Pitch Invader

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Cristiano Ronaldo has respectfully written to the Miami police force (Crockett & Tubbs?) to politely request that the two criminal charges brought against the pitch invader who broke onto the field to share an intense, elongated hug with the Real Madrid star when the Spanish side played Chelsea during a pre-season tournament in America.

Pitch invader interrupts match to give Cristiano Ronaldo a very long hug

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After Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to get his revenge against Jose Mourinho as Real Madrid played Chelsea in the International Champions Cup final in Miami, a pitch invader wearing a Ronaldo shirt managed to get rather intimate with his hero. Ronaldo obliged as the fan hugged him for a rather incredible length of time without interference from Sun Life Stadium's dozy security.

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Derby Fan Arrested After Throwing Punch at Nottingham Forest Player!

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Nottingham Forest scored a late winner yesterday as they came from behind to beat rivals Derby County 2-1 at the Baseball Ground which had Forest manager Stuart Pearce celebrating like he'd just won the cup.

However the late winner scored by Ben Osborn a Derby lad who came through the ranks at Forest prompted one Derby fan to invade the pitch and throw a punch at a Forest player before being grappled by the steward's and arrested for the offence on a day to forget for the Rams.

Benfica Manager Fights Police

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Benfica manager Jorge Jesus faces a lengthy ban after he fought with Police who were chasing a pitch invader who entered the field after Benfica's 1-0 win at Vitoria Guimaeres.

"The fans came on the pitch and secutiry tried to block one of them and I wanted them to leave him alone as he only wanted to look for a (player's) jersey," Jesus said afterwards.


Brazilian Pitch Invader Stops Certain Goal to Help His Team Advance: Incredible Must-See [VIDEO]

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A pitch invader entered a Brazilian Serie D soccer match Saturday to prevent a last minute certain goal from being scored, and helped his team advance in the playoffs. And the pitch invader happened to be the masseur for the club who advanced.

In the first leg, the score ended 1-1. In the second leg, the score was tied at 2-2 with only a minute to go.

DTotD: Pitch invader chased down and slammed by steward at Brazil-Russia friendly

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For many years, pitch invaders have been embarrassing slow and uncoordinated stewards with their self-indulgent antics. But now the stewards have developed a weapon that can destroy pitch invaders with terrifying ease and extreme prejudice. He is Super Steward.

Super Steward's talents were put to use during a friendly between Brazil and Russian at Stamford Bridge.


Pitch Invader Takes Juventus Penalty v Everton

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Everton beat Juventus 6-5 on penalties in last nights inaugural Internacional Champions Cup, with one fan at the AT&T Park in San Francisco thinking Juve needed a helping hand, so jumped out of the stands and took Kwado Asamoah's spot-kick much to the amusement of both players and fans alike, incidently Tim Howard made the save with optimum ease.

Pitch invader takes penalty during Juve-Everton shootout, Tim Howard makes the save

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Everton advanced to the semifinals of the inaugral International Champions Cup by beating Juventus 6-5 in a penalty shootout. Along the way, one fan at AT&T Park in San Francisco apparently felt that Juventus needed some help in the shootout, so he jumped out of the stands and took Kwadwo Asamoah's shot.

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Bayern Munich celebrate beating Barcelona by giving pitch invader a group hug

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Bayern Munich celebrated on the pitch at the Camp Nou pitch after finishing off a 7-0 aggregate thumping of Barcelona to advance to the Champions League final and they had an unexpected guest join them as they did. A fan jumped out of the stands and ran to Franck Ribery, embracing the Frenchman as his teammates watched, a bit stunned.

Lionel Messi hugged by pitch invader during match against Atletico Madrid

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Lionel Messi scored his 89th and 90th goals of this calendar year in Barcelona's 4-1 win against Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou -- a feat that one fan thought was deserving of a hug. So, during injury time, that fan hopped out of the stands and went right for Messi, who had control of the ball near the touchline, and gave him a tender embrace before quickly being dragged away.

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FA Cup Pitch Invader Fined £200 For ‘Ridiculous’ Attempt To Win Ex-Girlfriend Back

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Look at the pitch invader at Eastleigh earlier...he nearly netted! (via @richrd31) pic.twitter.com/U6UeJg6hpX

— Coral (@Coral) January 9, 2016

The fan who momentarily interrupted the FA Cup clash between Eastleigh and Bolton at the weekend has been fined for his 'ridiculous' attempt to win back the affections of his ex-girlfriend.

Flying Pitch Invader Interrupts Non-League Clash

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Supporters of non-league sides Salisbury and Chester FC are treated to a parachutist pitch invader, beats having the usual hairy arsed pitch invaders we've come accustomed too seeing in similar events.

DTotD: Bursaspor goalkeeper whales on pitch invader

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No one likes pitch invaders, but Bursaspor goalkeeper Harun Tekin dislikes them more than most. After a 2-0 loss to Kasimpasa in which the second goal was scored in the fourth minute of injury time, an overzealous fan attempted to invade the pitch from behind Tekin's goal. Frustrated by the day's events, Tekin snapped and unleashed a beating on the invader as security staff tried to wrestle the man away.

A Barca fan invaded the pitch during Sweden-Argentina to kiss and rub Leo Messi’s head

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Lionel Messi continued his ways of being overly polite to pitch invaders during Argentina's friendly in Sweden. Near the end of the match, which ended 3-2 in Argentina favor (though Messi nor Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored), a pitch invader wearing a Barcelona shirt with Messi's name on the back went up to his hero, grabbed him by the head and planted a kiss on his forehead.

Advertising Hoarding Poleaxes French Steward

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Not one of this stewards proudest moments as he chase's down a pitch invader only to be poleaxed by the advertising hoarding, bet if he caught him he didn't go easy on him.

If it continued… (Man City v Man United)

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The first Manchester derby of the season ended with an entertaining flourish that devolved intosavagery and resulted in Rio Ferdinand bleeding from the eyebrow. Man City snapped out of a funk to come back from two early Wayne Rooney goals and equalize in the 86th minute, but Samir Nasri decided to stick his leg in the path of a Robin van Persie free kick during stoppage time, leading to a 3-2 win for Man United that incited a pitch invading, coin throwing rage in fans at the Etihad.

Policeman Hacks Down Pitch Invader With Classic Two-Footed Tackle

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Patrick Viera, Roy Keane and numerous other football hardmen would be proud of this one. This Policeman makes a wonderful two-footed tackle on an Israeli pitch invader before halling him off the pitch.

Israeli Cop Produces A Scissor Tackle

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Come to think of it, there is a decided lack of sliding tackles of pitch invaders when the sport is, well, centered upon the lower extremities. Too often it's a horsecollar tackle or something of the like with the arms.

Someone should be running clinics for pitchside security. Perhaps the Dutch defensive midfield has a business plan ready?