“I apologise to the football fans across Indonesia for what I’ve done. I was very disappointed with the Indonesian national team. They never win. It’s either lose or draw.” – pitch invader, Hendri Mulyadi.
Indonesia’s national team are in a major funk. Despite only ever playing nations such as Signapore, Thailand and Oman, not since a 4-nil drumming of Cambodia back in December 2008 have the Indonesians tasted victory, with the national side now nine matches without a victory having drawn only three of their matches in the last 13 months of football.
Wednesday night brought more misery for the football loving Indonesians as 40,000 spectators packed the Jakarta national stadium only to see their team lose again, falling 2-1 at home to Oman. Sick to the back teeth of watch his team lose, 25-year-old supporter Hendri Mulyadi decided to show the professionals how to actually play the game, with the fan managing to burst onto the field of play before showing off his silky skills.
With the match reaching it’s conclusion, Mulyadi picked up the ball deep in Oman’s half, dribbled the ball into the visitor’s box before firing a shot at the Oman keeper which was saved. After his moment of glory had passed came the punishment as a policeman, who had visibly struggled to keep up with the bare-footed fan, eventually caught up, put him in a headlock and dragged him away.
The brilliant footage of Mulyadi’s pitch invasion can be seen here.