Skip to content

WATCH: Pitch invader leaps from wheelchair during USA v. Belgium

Jul 2, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT


The pitch-invader during the United States’ 2-1 loss to Belgium in the Round of 16 found a clever way to put himself in position to get on the pitch – by using a wheelchair to gain himself a select spot to pounce onto the field of play.

The man, Mario Ferri, is a well-known pitch invader from Italy who bears a resemblance to Antonio Cassano, who, ironically enough, is a player Ferri ran onto a Serie A pitch earlier this year to support. Wearing a Superman tee shirt bearing Cassano’s name, Ferri ran onto the home side’s field during the Sampdoria-Napoli match to support the striker’s bid to make the Italian National Team.

On Tuesday, Ferri broke out the Superman tee again but this time with the hashtag “Save favelas children”, referring to Brazil’s impoverished neighborhoods, many of which were occupied and demolished by the government before this summer’s World Cup.

  1. granadafan - Jul 3, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    You’re giving exactly what these d-bags want: Free publicity and attention. Notice how ESPN refused to show the guy or being led off the field, just a long-range shot of the field. The announcers barely even mentioned the guy.

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Featured video

Premier League, Week 3 review