England vs Spain Women's World Cup final delayed by pitch invader in anti-Putin T-shirt who's rugby tackled by security | The Sun
THE Women's World Cup final was momentarily interrupted by a pitch invader in the 24th minute.
Stewards rushed to tackle and remove the unwanted intruder.
The match was quickly able to resume following the momentary delay.
Tweeting from the game at Stadium Australia, one fan wrote: "pitch invader. the bloke got past security and was running straight at lauren hemp … only to fall over his own feet allowing the guards to jump him. couldn't see what was on his shirt."
The pitch invader is believed to have been protesting against Russian president Vladimir Putin.
They wore a T-shirt featuring a picture of Putin, with the message: "Stop Putler."
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The back of their black T-shirt was adorned with the Ukraine flag, and the slogan: "Free Ukraine."
Describing the incident, BBC commentator Robyn Cowan said that it had been "dealt with swiftly."
Co-commentator Rachel Brown-Finnis then added: "They know their rugby around this part of the world – not a bad tackle."
The score was level at 0-0 when the incident occurred.
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Five minutes later, Spain took the lead.
England's hearts were broken however as they lost the final 1-0.
Olga Carmona scored the only goal of the game in the 29th minute.
Sadly England couldn't fight back despite Mary Earps' dramatic penalty save in the second half.
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