Video : Gloucester's Freddie Burns introduced a pitch invader to the floor with this brutal tackle
This is why invading a pitch full of professional rugby players is a pretty terrible idea
The odd pitch invader (sometimes clothed, sometimes without any garments on at all) will take to the pitch at sporting events around the world, and when a security guard can't get hold of them, the question of how players should react is often raised.
Neymar and the Brazilian squad decided to give one fan the royal treatment when he invaded the pitch against South Africa a few weeks back, but Gloucester's Freddie Burns decided to take a different approach when he spotted a pitch invader approaching in the Aviva Premiership game against the Exeter Chiefs yesterday.
That invader went by the name of Chris Kellow, and having seen his side get a try and move within a point with the 80 minutes already up, he was understandably excited. What he hadn't taken into account was that Freddie (and probably some of his other team-mates too) would be in a pretty bad mood, and he got a very quick and painful reminder as he ran towards the line to celebrate.
We must say that we agree with one particular tweeter, a quick eyebrow and throwing the armband into the crowd would really have finished this off nicely with Wrestlemania just around the corner.
@Eliota_Sapolu didn't think about that. One of those reaction things. Had to protect the boys! Hope you're good mate
— Freddie Burns (@FreddieBurns) March 30, 2014
Hat-tip to The Gloucester Citizen for the video