Pitch invaders are often a nuisance, disrupting matches for their self-centred purposes.
Usually, they are dealt with by the stewards and security staff while the players stand aside, but the Aussies do it differently.
This was epitomized by Sam Kerr taking matters into her own hands when an idiot interrupted proceedings during Chelsea’s game against Juventus.
It had been a largely frustrating evening for the Blues and Kerr alike. They played out a goalless draw against Juve despite having a plethora of chances, Kerr also had a goal ruled out due to offside and looked off-colour throughout the game. Their moods certainly weren’t helped when the pitch invader decided to intervene.
Dashing past the stewards and the security staff, the invader instantly made his way towards Chelsea captain Magda Eriksson to take a selfie.
Upon seeing the incoming security staff, the male spectator changed directions and unfortunately ran into a less than amused Sam Kerr.
Delivering a shoulder charge straight out of the AFL, Kerr flattened the invader with relative ease.
This drew huge cheers from the spectators as they applauded Kerr’s actions, in contrast to the referee who deemed the actions worthy of a booking.
On Twitter, fans were in love with this bit of rough justice from Kerr –
It is very important to watch this video with sound. (I have many questions about how this dude was just allowed to wander, but I also need you to watch this with sound.) pic.twitter.com/SxARPjHI3Q— Meg Linehan (@itsmeglinehan) December 8, 2021
If Sam Kerr ever has to buy a beer again in her life, we have failed as a species.— Dan Condon (@doncandon) December 9, 2021
The best part of that video of Sam Kerr absolutely decking that peanut is how long she had him lined up for. Fantastic stuff.— Josh (@JoshCPinn) December 9, 2021
The more I watch the glorious Sam Kerr shoulder charge on the pitch invader, the more I actually get annoyed. Where was the same urgency from security as there is at men’s sporting events? He was just strolling around and I hardly can see any security taking it seriously— renee (@iam_rb01) December 9, 2021
Can’t wait to travel to Kingsmeadow, invade the pitch and get taken down by Sam Kerr— Radha🧣 (@radhalathgupta) December 9, 2021
I guess my main thought about whether Sam Kerr should have done that or not is that it makes me want to pitch invade her matches now— holly (@hoIfordandsons) December 9, 2021