World of Sport

Ribery gives pitch invader his shirt as he’s hauled out of stadium

World of Sport

Bayern Munich were understandably thrilled to thrash Barcelona for the second week running - so much so that they wanted to celebrate with anyone and everyone at the Camp Nou on Wednesday night.

And that invitation to party even extended to a pitch invader who, rather than get the normal short shrift, was immediately accepted by the stars of the German champions' side.

At first the pitch invader was brought into a group hug of all the players on the pitch after the final whistle.

That led stewards to charge on to the pitch to cart him away, as per usual. But that wasn't the end of the story.

Bayern superstar Franck Ribery was obviously so tickled by the cheeky fan's antics that he decided to give him a special reward even as he was being hauled off to be grilled by the local police.

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The Frenchman ripped off his match shirt, ran over to the fan - who was still being frogmarched away - and gave him his shirt. Stewards refused to let go of the fan's arms, but did at least let Ribery tuck the match shirt into the fan's trousers.

You can see the Ribery incident above - the video should play automatically - while the original pitch invasion incident is below.

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