Oldham Athletic was playing a match against Rochdale AFC Tuesday when the referee signaled a penalty for Rochdale after a trip in the box. One Oldham fan did what any sensible person would in that situation: He ran onto the pitch and tried to tackle the referee.
The crack of the bat. The smell of glove leather. Enormous American flags. Cracker Jacks. An idiot on the field, sprinting half-clothed through Arizona’s outfield. Baseball is back!
At one point during today’s Portugal-Netherlands friendly match, there were three Idiots On The Field who tried to share a moment with Cristiano Ronaldo. One of them went so far as to attempt to lock lips with the Portugal captain:
A top-of-the-table clash between PAOK and AEK Athens in Greek’s Superleague was cut short after PAOK owner Ivan Savvidis ran onto the pitch to confront the referee while flanked with two bodyguards and with a holstered revolver on his waist. Here’s video of this peculiar Idiot On The Field incident:
Those who stuck around after the medal ceremony for men’s 1,000m speed skating today were treated to the sight of a rather portly man, clad in a very short pink tutu and a monkey-shaped pouch that held his dick, running on the ice to perform a little dance.
A streaker fully embraced the Phoenix Open’s reputation as the most laidback event in golf by running on the course, doing some basic tumbling, jumping in a sand trap, and generally being an idiot during today’s pre-tournament pro-am. In all his naked glory:
Macedonian club Vardar hosted Norway’s Rosenborg in blah blah blah oh wow, look at this cute doggy that interrupted the game!
There’s not much to set up here. Just please enjoy this nude member of Bills Mafia running all over Ralph Wilson’s field at the end of a blowout.
A presumably Washington State fan celebrated a Cougars touchdown by removing his pants, which is a reasonable thing to do.
As I write this the score is tied at 12 and it’s still the ninth inning. Will there be more? Who knows. Here’s an incident that happened who cares ago back when the score was who can remember to who gives a shit. A half-naked man wearing star-spangled shorts rushed the field and briefly escaped security:
A heart-stopping World Series classic took a slight delay in the heat of the 10th inning when an idiot not-quite on the field wearing Dodgers gear decided that, after back-to-back Astros home runs, it was the perfect time to hop into the visitors’ bullpen.
With Chicago up on Carolina 17-3 late in the fourth quarter today, an impending Bears win faced a slight delay when, just before a Panthers punt, an idiot ran out onto the field. While the broadcast cameras barely caught a glimpse of him, the CBS announcing team kindly alerted the audience of the scoreless second…
Coventry City fans don’t take losing home matches against relegation candidates too lightly, apparently. Hence this Coventry supporter making his way onto the pitch during his team’s 1-0 loss to Forest Green in England’s fourth tier to really make his displeasure felt:
Last night’s Cal-Washington State game was interrupted briefly when a woman holding a stuffed pig seated herself at about the four yard line, and had to be removed by stadium security.
Here’s a dipshit invading the field in Houston tonight, as is the Idiot’s way. He dodges a few tackles but finds his path blocked by the very low right field wall; it’s still too tall for his limited leaping ability (though it looks like that might be an usher playing defense on him).
I completely understand why American broadcasters generally won’t show fans who run onto the field in the middle of a game. You don’t want to reward them with attention (even though, based on nothing, I think most of them do it because they’re drunk and stupid, not because they want their friends watching at home to…
The biggest thing to happen at the IAAF World Championships this weekend was Usain Bolt taking bronze in the final 100-meter race of his career. The second biggest thing to happen was a jolly streaker running the track and having a grand ol’ time. Watch him break right through a security guard’s arm-tackle:
An idiot on the field in tonight’s Diamondbacks-Cardinals game bumped into St. Louis shortstop Paul DeJong before being swarmed by several security guards and tackled to the ground. While footage of the interaction with DeJong did not immediately seem to have been captured and shared by any intrepid fans—Fox Sports…
Today’s Giants-Brewers game was interrupted in the second inning by a fan who shed his pants somewhere in the process of getting onto the field. There are only two short clips so far—which show the man already tackled by ballpark security—but there are a couple of excellent wire photos, including one beautifully…
An Idiot On The Field during the eighth inning of tonight’s Reds-Blue Jays blowout executed his invasion in the middle of a play, leading Toronto fielders to simultaneously negotiate fielding a pop fly and avoiding the hoser scrambling to avoid security forces.