Irish pitch invader receives a spine-crunching double rugby tackle at Man United v LA Galaxy
A huge credit to the guys at Joe.ie for reporting this story.
Manchester United began their American pre-season tour with a one-sided 7-0 demolition of MLS outfit LA Galaxy.
At the end of the match, a pitch invader was briefly spotted on TV getting taken out by securitys, and now the story behind the lad, and fan footage of what actually happened, has come out.
The pitch invader was Irish student Matthew Costigan, who was in the US on a summer programme. Costigan was living with 13 mates in a house in Los Angeles.
After the game, Costigan, wearing all white, ran onto the pitch, kicked a football and shook Man United’s Reece James’ hand, before he was on the receiving end of a spine-crunching double rugby tackle by security.
The Irishman was hit so hard, fans in the crowd audibly yelped at what they witnessed.
See the footage below.
- Liverpool legends Steven Gerrard & Luis Suarez were very pally during Barcelona fr...
- Barcelona 2 – LA Galaxy 1: Luis Suarez & Sergi Roberto find the target [Videos]
- Barcelona v LA Galaxy: Watch a Live Stream of the pre-season friendly
- Giovani Dos Santos gives first interview as an LA Galaxy player [Video]
- Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard scored on his LA Galaxy debut, Robbie Keane hit a hat-t...
- Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard made his LA Galaxy debut in the International Champions...
- Galatasaray Vs. Bursaspor: A 101 Great Goals special feature on the Turkish Cup final [...
- Join Now: 101 Great Goals launches a brand new WhatsApp broadcast list service
- 101GG compile chronological list of the 20 best goalkeepers in world football [Video]
- Thiago Messi’s appearance at Barca celebrations has produced cute Photoshops
- Cristiano Ronaldo comes to the rescue of Japanese child interviewer attempting Portugue...
- What Pep said to Messi
YOU MAY ALSO TRY SEARCHING
- Thiago Alcantara receives and returns Xabi Alonso pass without letting it hit ground (V...
- Back to business: Barcelona’s deadly MSN trio are reunited in training (Video)
- The top ten most ridiculous transfer bids of all time (Video)
- Manuel Neuer plays keepy-uppy game with other Bayern Munich goalkeepers (Video)