A Streaker Tried To Steal Germany’s World Cup Glory And Failed

One billion people watched the climax of Brazil 2014 on TV. They missed one crucial moment.

1. A Russian pitch invader tried to gatecrash the biggest sporting show on the planet on Sunday evening.

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2. The live broadcast cut away…

3. …but basketball star LeBron James caught the action.

4. LeBron seemed pretty impressed: “Hahaha!! We’re going streaking! Everyone’s doing it. Man that was hilarious. #WorldCupFinal #Brazil”

5. German defender Benedikt Höwedes less so, after the self-styled “Natural Born Prankster” attempted to kiss him.

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6. The pitch invader is Russian comedian/joker Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, who has six million YouTube subscribers.

7. He had heavily trailed his appearance on Twitter.

8. And seems pretty pleased with the result.

9. Other football fans less so…

10. Attempted gatecrash of biggest television event in history = FAIL.

11. Playtime’s OVER.

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