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.

See you guys tomorrow on Tv Germany vs Argentina

— Vitaly Zdorovetskiy (@Vitalyzdtv)

7. He had heavily trailed his appearance on Twitter.

Today is a very big day for me

— Vitaly Zdorovetskiy (@Vitalyzdtv)

8. And seems pretty pleased with the result.

Finally famous

— Vitaly Zdorovetskiy (@Vitalyzdtv)

9. Other football fans less so…

Not sure how being a pitch invader at a World Cup Final is funny. Waste of a ticket. Idiot.

— . (@WorldWideFooty_)

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

hahahahahaha the World Cup production team making sure that the pitch invader gets no time on camera, nice #GERvARG

— Bowyay (@theantibyon)

11. Playtime’s OVER.

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